Introduction. The Bride Valley Dial a Bus service has been set up to provide accessible transport for elderly and disabled people living in the Bride Valley area who find it difficult to use or access public transport services.
What is Dial a Bus? Dial a Bus offers you a specially adapted wheelchair accessible bus and trained staff to collect passengers from their front door and transport them to Bridport town centre, on Wednesday of each week and return them to home. On the first Wednesday of each month the Dial a Bus travels to Dorchester.
How to join the Dial a Bus scheme. To join the Dial a Bus scheme you need to contact Dorset Direct on 01305 221059 and give details of your needs. Dorset Direct will complete a Dial a Bus application with you over the phone. Once the application has been completed you will be able to make your first booking
How do I book a journey? You can book your journey by telephoning Dorset Direct on 01305 221059 between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Monday to Friday. Bookings will be accepted on a ‘first com, first served’ basis, and should be made by 3pm at the latest the day before you wish to travel.
What if I need a companion for travelling? Genuine personal escorts are welcome to travel providing they board and alight, at the same place as the passenger they are accompanying. Escorts pay the same fare as the registered passengers.
What will it cost? The first time you use the service you will need to pay a one off joining fee of £1 which helps to cover some of the initial administration costs. The fare for each return journey is £3.00 per person which is payable to the driver when you travel. Concessionary travel passes are accepted on this service.
Areas served by the Bride Valley Dial a Bus Scheme
Bus Service 73A
First Wednesday of each month, service goes to Dorchester and return.
Other Wednesdays, service goes to Bridport, and return