South Staffordshire Connect Bus

Getting about is not always easy in South Staffordshire so the Council has introduced the South Staffordshire Connect Bus service to help. The bus will pick you up from your home and drop you off at your destination.

Who can use it?

The Connect bus is a Travel Club for residents of any age who:

· Don't live near a regular bus route.

· Find it difficult to use standard buses.

· Want to make a journey which is not possible by a regular bus route.

· Can't use a regular bus because of disability or mobility difficulties.

Where does it run and when?

Tuesdays (2 buses)

Bus 1

a) Penkridge to Cannock supermarkets and town centre.

Pick-ups start in Penkridge from 9.00am allowing a two-hour stay in Cannock, returning over the lunchtime period.

b) Essington – Featherstone- Shareshill – Cheslyn Hay – Wedges Mills – Great Wyrley to Cannock supermarkets and town.

Pick-ups beginning at Essington mid-morning allowing a two-hour stay in Cannock, returning in the early afternoon.

Bus 2

Wheaton Aston – Lapley – Brewood – Coven – Codsall– Perton.

Codsall area from 10.00am with pick-ups at Wheaton Aston – Brewood – Coven in the late morning for trips to Codsall or Perton. Allows a 2-hour stay in Perton, returning around 2.30pm.

Wednesdays (2 buses)

Bus 1

Coven – Brewood – Stretton­ – Penkridge – Acton Trussell to Cannock supermarkets and town centre.

Pick-ups beginning at Coven at 10.00am and allowing a two-hour stay in Cannock, returning in the early afternoon.

Bus 2

Wombourne and surrounds (includes Seisdon – Trysull – Lower Penn – Swindon – Himley – Gospel End – Sedgley)

Open access between 10.00am and 3.00pm. NOTE This service may also allow travel to Codsall/Perton/Tettenhall and Albrighton area.

Thursdays (1 bus)

Wombourne and surrounding villages only (includes Seisdon – Trysull – Lower Penn – Swindon – Himley – Gospel End – Sedgley).

Open access between 10.00am and 3.00pm. This service DOES NOT allow travel between Wombourne and the Codsall/Perton area.

Fridays (2 buses)

Bus 1

a) Penkridge to Cannock supermarkets and town centre.

Pick-ups at Penkridge from 9.00am allowing a two-hour stay in Cannock, returning over the lunchtime period.

b) Essington – Featherstone- Shareshill – Cheslyn Hay – Wedges Mills – Great Wyrley to Cannock supermarkets and town.

Pick-ups beginning at Essington mid-morning allowing a two-hour stay in Cannock, returning in the early afternoon.

Bus 2

Codsall – Bilbrook – Pendeford – Perton – Pattingham area.

Open access between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

How do I book it?

In order to travel you must book up to 7 days in advance or no later than 3pm the day before by ringing 01902 910263 between 8am and 4pm.

What if the Connect service is not suitable for me?

If you cannot book a ride on the Connect service there may be other options for you. There are a number of local Community Transport schemes. Some only specialise in medical journeys or in groups of people wishing to travel. Please take a look at the Community Transport web pages to see the information about each scheme.

Residents of Dunston, Penkridge, Acton Trussell, Bednall, Huntington, Hatherton, Wheaton Aston, Lapley or Stretton can use the Stafford Community Link service to travel to Stafford. Please note that fares are different than those for the Connect service. Bookings can be made on 01785 252050.

Residents in Kinver parish can also travel using the Kinver Community Bus.

Contact

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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire

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