Hampshire County Council will be holding the Test Valley Passenger Transport forum on Thursday 12th May 2016. This will be held at Beech Hurst, Andover from 10am-12 noon. A copy of the agenda will be attached below in due course.
From 1 April 2015, older person’s bus passes (blue stripe) issued by Hampshire County Council can be used from 9.30am until 11pm on Monday to Friday and at any time on weekends and Bank Holidays.
There are some infrequent bus services where Hampshire older person’s passes can be used from 9am - on routes which have an infrequent service where there is a journey between 9am and 9.29am and then no further journey until 10.31am or later. Passes will be accepted for free travel from 9am on those specific journeys.
Attached is a list of current journeys on which an 0900 start is allowed for holders of a Hampshire older person’s pass in Test Valley. This list may change and HCC will update this list from time to time.
Disabled person’s bus passes (orange stripe) have not changed and will continue to allow free travel all day within the HCC area. (not Southampton and Portsmouth).
Bus companies have been asked to display a poster on buses as soon as possible giving this same information
If you need any further information please email passenger transport at HCC.
Cango / Stagecoach Andover C5 0910 from Andover Bus Station.
Cango / Stagecoach Andover C6 0905 from Vernham Dean.
Stagecoach Andover 5 0915 Andover to Monxton.
Stagecoach Andover 7A 0900 Burghclere to Newbury, 0900 Burghclere to Wash Water.
Wheelers Andover 87 0900 Winterslow - Salisbury.
Wheelers Andover 15 0915 Stockbridge - Andover.
Wheelers Andover 16 0900 Houghton - Kings Somborne - Winchester.
Taxi share Andover 54 0910 Wherwell - Stockbridge - Romsey .
Wheelers Andover 66/67 0902 Cholderton - Perham Down and 0920 Perham Down - Shipton Bellinger - Salisbury.
Salisbury Reds Romsey X7 0919 West Wellow Canada Corner towards Ower and Southampton. From Ower (09.25) and Testwood (09.29) have a Service X7R journey an hour later so exemption will not apply.
Tourist Coaches Romsey 39 0924 Nomansland Lamb - Nomansland Cross Roads.
Stagecoach Romsey 36 0926 Lockerley Kings Arms - Carters Clay - Winchester.
Tourist Coaches Romsey 35 0906 Braishfield War Memorial - Romsey Bus Stn
Salisbury Reds Romsey 37 0900 Lockerley Green - West Dean Red Lion (09.00 - 09.06) - Wiltshire conditions apply rest of journey.
The Council seeks to provide accessibility to key services and facilities within the borough, to those who have limited or no access to a car or public transport and those with mobility issues.
Community transport can provide affordable and accessible transport to many in the borough. Community transport is generally provided by Unity – Putting Unity in the Community which includes dial-a-ride (DAR).
There are some of the local community bus services:
- Andover Neighbourcare
- Amport, Monxton, Grateley and Quarley Neighbourcare
- Awbridge Neighbourcare
- Baddesley Friends
- Broughton and Bossington Good Neighbours
- Over and Middle Wallop
- Romsey Good Neighbours
- Shipton Bellinger Good Neighbours
- Somborne Neighbourcare
- Stockbridge Neighbour Care
- Thorngate Village Care Group
- Wellow Help Group
Please refer the the link 'Community Travel Group Parish Map' to see if your parish is covered by a group.