Introducing the PlusBus Shuttle between Alderholt and Fordingbridge

February 09, 2024

Introducing the PlusBus Shuttle between Alderholt and Fordingbridge image

Dorset Community Transport is delighted to announce the launch of a new service for PlusBus members – the PlusBus Shuttle.  

The new service, supported by Alderholt Parish Council, connects Alderholt and Fordingbridge every Wednesday, running eight times during the day, there and back. Unlike a regular PlusBus, the service will run to a timetable along a fixed route, but will pick up at any safe location in Alderholt village, before travelling non-stop to Fordingbridge. Also, there’s no need to book a seat, just turn up and go.   

To use the service, passengers will need to be members of our PlusBus scheme. For those new to PlusBus, it’s easy to join and more details can be found here.  A single fare costs £2 for an adult, £1 for a child between 7 and 18yrs and is free for children under 7. National bus passes are also accepted. 

The service starts at the “Charing Cross” (Co-op) bus stop on Ringwood Road in Alderholt, before travelling onto Earlswood Drive, Birchwood Drive and Hillbury Rd, picking up from any safe location. The last pick-up before moving onto Fordingbridge is the “Windsor Way” bus stop on Hillbury Road. In Fordingbridge, the service drops off at the bus stops in Salisbury Street – or at the surgery by request.    

On it’s way back from Fordingbridge, the service travels direct to Alderholt and can pick-up or drop-off passengers anywhere along Station Road. Passengers travelling to Earlswood Drive, Birchwood Drive and Hillbury Rd can simply stay on the bus as it makes it’s way round the village back towards Fordingbridge.   

“The new PlusBus Shuttle service aims for the best of both worlds” said Tim Christian, General Manager at Dorset Community Transport. “It combines the friendly service you’d expect from a PlusBus with the flexibility of a scheduled service – so people can travel at a time convenient for them.”  

You can find full details on the new PlusBus Shuttle here.