Media Release – Round Bridport Bus Resumes on 7 October
Round Bridport Bus Resumes on 7 October Bridport’s round town bus, Service 7, will restart from Wednesday 7 October with Dorset Community Transport as the new operator. The service was suspended in March this year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Dorset Community Transport have stepped up to run the bus on the existing route and timetable, on behalf of Bridport Town Council. The Town Council introduced the bus in 2018 following the withdrawal of a similar service. Council Leader Cllr Dave Rickard said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with a local operator, Dorset Community Transport, to get the bus up and running again. We know it’s been invaluable to people who can’t easily get into town, and it’s been a frustrating time while we’ve looked for a way to restore the service in the face of some challenging restrictions.” Tim Christian, General Manager at Dorset Community Transport said: “We’re excited to be adding this to our other community transport services in the Bridport area and looking forward to welcoming passengers on board our distinctive green minibus, helping people get out and about.” The bus serves residents of Allington, Bothenhampton, Bradpole, Bridport and Lower Walditch on Wednesdays and Saturdays, giving access to the town centre and Bridport Market. A simplified fare structure – £2 per single journey (£1 for under 16s, under 5s go free) – has been introduced, and concessionary passes can be used. As with all public transport at present, passengers must wear a face mask unless exempt. For route and timetable information, visit www.bridport-tc.gov.uk or Bridport Tourist Information Centre.