Coming soon to the Aylesbury area – buses on demand
Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council 21 December 2023
People in the area surrounding Aylesbury will have an exciting new choice of how to travel by public transport after Buckinghamshire Council is set to partner with WeMove to launch a ‘demand responsive’ bus service. The three-year trial follows the successful introduction of a similar scheme in Wycombe earlier last year, which has already proved so popular that it has expanded to new areas to meet demand.
The new service is part of a pilot scheme funded by the Government’s Rural Mobility Fund and covers a specific geographical area, enabling passengers to request a pick up from one of the fully accessible minibuses at a convenient nearby ‘virtual bus stop’ as the buses travel through their area.
The areas covered by the service include Aston Clinton, Weston Turville, Halton, Hartwell, Stoke Mandeville, Bishopstone and Weedon. The service will drop off passengers anywhere within the operational area, which includes Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury town centre and the railway stations at Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale Parkway, Stoke Mandeville and Wendover.
Commenting on the new service Steven Broadbent, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said:
“This new service is planned to start during the spring of 2024 and will benefit residents in villages around Aylesbury by providing another travel option to supplement existing public transport services. The established Wycombe scheme has demonstrated that demand responsive services are convenient and affordable for travellers. We’re looking forward to sharing more details about this new service soon.”