The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays is still running during lockdown. 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.

Dorset Community Transport (01258 287980), a private company, also offer  2 services from Maiden Newton each week and a third twice a 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.

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 11 and 25 March 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.


TRAINS  GWR are presently maintaining the full advertised service but there may have to be cancellations due to COVID-19 staff absences.  Please check before you plan to travel.

From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757    1037    1138    1336    1643    1837    1943  2242
Saturdays                                                                            Sundays
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

0552  0707  0914   1140   1338  1526  1748  2040

Saturdays                                                                              Sundays

0704    0912    1136    1336    1521    1754    2045                  1131  1434   1635    1819   2034

Engineering Work  Sunday 28 February Amended rail timetable Weymouth to Castle Cary. Buses Castle Cary to Frome and Castle Cary to Taunton.

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7th March Buses from Dorchester West to Weymouth. Rail services start at Dorchester West.

Changes at the Station.  Have you seen the new electronic timetable information board?

There are new barriers at the northern ends of both platforms to stop tresspassing on the line. The only access to the “former Bridport line” footpath is, at present, is to turn left  past the cycle racks.

Country Cars

Rachael Clark (01300 320065) continues to take the bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital  appointments, dentists or opticians or attend COVID Vaccinations at Bridport.

If you are interested in becoming a Country Car Driver, please contact Sally Falkingham for more details and application forms on 01300 320969.

Sally Falkingham  Maiden Newton & Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative.