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Community Transport

Community Transport schemes are set up to serve people who do not have access to conventional transport or are unable to use it.

Community Transport Options

Community Bus Services

Community Bus Services in Worcestershire are run by not-for-profit operators using paid or voluntary drivers and can operate in two ways:

  • Under a Section 19 permit serving a community or communities with a route running to an approximate timetable.  Journeys always need to be pre-booked with the operator who will confirm pick-up and return times. Worcestershire Concessionary Bus pass holders are entitled to a reduced fare.
  • Under a Section 22 permit  operating to a fixed timetable and running as a registered local bus service. These do not need to be pre-booked and can stop at existing bus stops.  National Concessionary Bus passes are accepted on such services.

There are numerous Community Bus services in the county and these can be found on our Bus Timetables page under the prefix 'CB' for services needing to be pre-booked and listed under regular bus services for registered routes.

Door to Door (often referred to as Dial-a-Ride)

Needs to be pre-booked by individuals who become members of the organisation providing the transport. The service provides individual members with door to door transport either using minibuses or cars (see Community Car Schemes) and can be used for a number of trip purposes.

Minibus Group Travel

Vehicles owned by community groups are made available to other local organisations for low cost hire. Can be used for a number of different purposes, including leisure, education and sport.

Community Car Schemes

An organised form of lift giving, where volunteers use their own cars to provide door to door journeys for people without transport. Passengers are charged a rate per mile for their journeys to cover drivers' costs.

Community Transport Links

Your Local Community Transport Scheme

For more information on any aspect of Community Transport within Worcestershire, please contact the Worcestershire Hub by telephoning 01905 765765 or emailing

National Community Transport Schemes

For information about Community Transport schemes in other parts of the country, please visit the Community Transport Association website.

Community and Local Transport Development Grant

This is available to support the development of new or extension to an existing transport service for the benefit of a community or group of communities.

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This page was last reviewed 15 October 2014 at 15:17.
The page is next due for review 12 April 2016.