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DORSET

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PlusBus

What is PlusBus and can I use it?

Our PlusBus service provides transport for people who are unable to easily access public transport: young or old and including those with mobility difficulties.

To use PlusBus, simply register your details with us initially and then pre-book your seat whenever you wish to join the bus. Where possible, we can offer a “door-to-door” service and can also accommodate passengers travelling in wheelchairs.

Where and when can I travel?

Our PlusBus service offers a weekday trip from neighbouring villages to local destination towns, arriving approximately 10am and departing approximately 1pm. Please click on the relevant link below for detail on our current routes to and from:

We are always looking to improve and trial new PlusBus services.  Services could run fortnightly or monthly, and we could consider alternating the destination or day of travel according to suggested preferences. 

How do I book?

Call us on 01258 287980 (between 9.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday) or email us at dorset@ectcharity.co.uk.

Once registered, trips can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance but no later than 2.30pm the previous working day.

How much does it cost?

For most PlusBus services, we can offer a fixed return fare of £5.

We are unable to accept the National Bus Pass initially, but hope to do so in future.

How is PlusBus funded?

We do not receive any subsidy for our PlusBus service – we provide it as part of our charitable objectives and public benefit to help improve transport opportunities to individuals within the community.

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