With the loss of the 74 and 212 buses the NORDCAT Community Transport is available to enable people to get into Sherborne and Yeovil. Their service runs on Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and on Thursday to Sherborne and calls at Leigh, Chetnole, Yetminster & Bradford Abbas.
You need to register – 01258 473154 or 472164 for an annual fee of £5 and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. The service can get busy so part of the need to book is to enable them to run an extra bus if this is necessary – you need to do this at least the day before you wish to travel.
Please note that although it is primarily service for people over 60 it is available for people of all ages who have difficulty using normal public transport for whatever reason including that there is no other service
Details of the NORDCAT service, including an application form, can be found by clicking here.
Additionally there is already a Car Share scheme in Dorset and this may help those who need to make a journey on a non bus day. Details of this, together with how to register etc. can be found by clicking here which will connect you to the Liftshare log in page – if you are a driver and want to offer a lift you can also register here and there is an App for a mobile phone to make things more flexible and details of this are available on the website.
The new School Bus contracts enable residents to use these buses during school term times and we hope to be able to publish details of these in the near future.
Finally don’t forget that Helping Hands is there to help with Hospital and other similar appointments and they can be reached on 01963 210953.
Maxi Cars of Hamlet
We have a 6 seater executive vehicle and offer very competitive prices, unlike other firms, we only charge from where we pick you up, not from the office as others do!
Contact numbers: 01935872119 or 07826371071
South West Trains
The station is located at the end of the High Street when travelling towards Leigh.
Weekday trains to Dorchester depart 07.35, 10.14, 11.18,13.20, 16.24, 18.22, 19.19, 22.23
Saturday trains depart 7.36, 10.15, 11.25, 13.25, 16.31, 18.29 19.28 22.31
Sunday trains depart 10.53, 11.56, 13.59, 15.56, 17.53, 20.6, 20.55
Journey takes about 20 minutes. Change at Dorchester for Weymouth. Journey time to Weymouth varies between 1 hour 24 and 1 hour 42
Trains to Yeovil and Bristol depart 06.08, 07.16, 09.29, 11.53, 13.56, 15.45, 18.06, 20.56
Saturday trains depart 7.14, 9.22, 11.53, 13.54, 15.45, 18.04, 20.57
Sunday trains depart 10.53, 11.59, 17.53, 20.55
Journey time to Yeovil 10 minutes, Bristol 1 hour 40 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
For further details contact British Rail enquiries on 0845 7484950 or here all times are correct as of 5 Oct 2017