Wiltshire Council has been awarded £1.2m of Department for Transport (DfT) funding to launch an improved flexible, on-demand bus service in the Pewsey Vale and Marlborough area – and they want to hear from you on what the new service should look like.
Flexible, on-demand bus services do not run to a set timetable like usual buses. Instead, they enable you to phone or book a bus service via an app, to take you anywhere within the service area at a time to suit you. App users will be able to book their journey, see in real-time when the vehicle will arrive and make payment. For people who cannot or do not wish to use the app, telephone booking and on-bus payment will also be available.
This new service will take in much of Pewsey Vale; from the eastern edge of Devizes, north to Beckhampton and Marlborough, and east to Collingbourne Dulcis, Shalbourne and Froxfield, including Pewsey, Burbage, Great Bedwyn and Everleigh. This rural service would provide links to Devizes, Ludgershall and Tidworth, so people can take bus services to other towns. Please see the map here for the area it covers.
Wiltshire Council wants this service to be designed around the needs of passengers and the communities, so please complete their survey to let them know what you’d like to see from the service.
Take the survey (link https://survey.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=165295186348)