Hail and Ride is available on all routes. The driver will pick up and set down on request on the laid down route. Pick up at other locations may be arranged in advance by calling Phil Greenwood on 01798 831803. Return journeys may not always include all scheduled stops.
The fare is a flat rate of £3.00 for all journeys and includes the return journey. Sussex County card holders and children below the age of 14 years travel free. Wheelchair passengers should ring ahead.
We are precluded by law from carrying standing passengers.
As the drivers are all volunteers and may be unfamiliar with the route, please signal clearly if you wish the bus to stop. Drivers have full discretion in the operation of the service.
The Village Bus may be available for hire outside the above times for those within the Community. Rental charges are £65.00 for a morning, afternoon or evening session, with 100 free kilometres (62 miles) per rental session, inclusive of fuel and insurance. Beyond 100 kms, an extra charge will be applied at £5.00 per 20 kms. Rental charges may be waived for some Community groups or events. Drivers need to be accredited for insurance purposes and, in practice, this means using one of the existing volunteer drivers. If the Village Bus Committee is requested to provide a driver then an extra charge of £25.00 applies.
Mileage is normally to and from the vehicle’s base in Slindon.
For further details and bookings, please contact David Slee on 01243 814604 or Phil Greenwood on 01798 831803 or 07840 128995