TRANSPORT NEWS DECEMBER 2020
The Autumn Term for Dorset Schools finishes on Friday 18 December.
The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays has re-opened. Due to Covid restrictions on the number of passengers, there may have to be two buses on the service. The first bus leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 1000, returning from Trinity Street at 1300 and the second at 10.45 returning at 1345. Ring before 15.00 on Monday or Wednesday to book and to learn of the bus service to which you have been allocated. These buses will start from Cattistock Square by request at booking. Fares £2.50 single £5 return. There will be services on 24 December but no service on Tuesday 29 December.
Dorset Community Transport (01258 287980), a private company, also offer 2 services from Maiden Newton each week and a third on the first and third weeks of the month. To use any of these services you must be registered with the Company and then book your seat, and arrange your pick up point, before 1430 on the day before you want to travel. Each adult return fare is £6 on all 3 services. DCT now accepts the national concessionary bus passes. There will no services after 23 December until 6 January.
Every Wednesday to Dorchester The bus, from Broadwindsor to Dorchester, passes through Maiden Newton about 10.00. The return service leaves Trinity Street at 13.20. Ring by 14.30 on Tuesdays to book your seat and confirm your pick up point.
Thursdays 3 and 17 December to Yeovil The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 09.32 and the War Memorial at 09.34. The drop off point is close to M&S and the return service leaves from the same place at 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Wednesday and confirm your pick up point.
Every Friday to Bridport The bus leaves the War Memorial at 09.15 and the return service leaves Bridport about 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Thursdays and confirm your pick up point.
USE YOUR BUSES IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM
TRAINS There will be no services on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
On 14 December GWR will be restoring the 0528 from Weymouth and the 2028 from Bristol Temple Meads but on 24 and 31 De the last train from Temple Meads is 1745.
From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757 1037 1138 1336 1643 1837 1943 From 14 December 2242 except 24 Dec.
0753 1032 1135 1335 1635 1843 1935 2242
1017 1130 1525 1937 2243
From Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol
Monday to Friday
from 14 December 0552 is added,except on 1Jan. 0707 0914 1140 1338 1526 1748 2040
0704 0912 1136 1336 1521 1754 2045
1131 1434 1635 1819 2034
Rachel Clark (01300 320065) continues to take the bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital appointments, dentists or opticians or to visit close relatives or friends in hospital.
Please give at least 24 hours notice.
Sally Falkingham Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative