An on-demand bus service is now available across North Mole Valley to help residents to get around by bus.
Known as Mole Valley connect, the two new electric mini-buses offer a door to door shared bus service for residents and people working in a designated travel area. Trips can also be booked to and from outside of the service area to the following locations:
- Effingham Junction station
- Dorking Main and Dorking Deepdene train station
- Epsom Hospital
- Dorking Hospital
- Waitrose, Cobham
- Sainsbury’s, Cobham
- Waitrose, Dorking
- Westcott bus stop on the A25
- Brockham Lane bus stop on the A25
The Department for Transport approved Surrey’s bid for £660,000 to improve bus travel in Mole Valley in areas where there are fewer commercial services.
Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Economy said, “I am delighted that we are now able to offer this convenient, doorstep service for residents in North Mole Valley. This will help people who may be isolated due to their rural location or have had to traditionally be heavily car dependent.
“This on-demand service is open to everyone in the area and could enable people of all ages to reach GP surgeries, attend hospital appointments, access further education and training or go shopping. I would like to thank CGI in Leatherhead who are providing free charging for the vehicles.
“This service will be available to the whole of Mole Valley later this year and across other rural parts of the county in the future.”
Buses can be booked via the Surrey connect APP, online at www.molevalleyconnect.org.uk or by telephone on 0300 123 7751, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Buses run Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm. Journeys can be booked with 30 minutes notice or up to 7 days in advance.
This service is operated on behalf of Surrey County Council by Mole Valley District Council. For more information visit: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/molevalleyconnect.