Waverley residents living in Farnham and Cranleigh will be able to take advantage of a new on-demand bus service which is launching today (Monday 4 September 2023).
The new, shared bus service, funded by Surrey County Council, is available in areas of the county where there are fewer commercial services, to help make travelling sustainably easier. Rather than being restricted by traditional bus timetables, the accessible minibuses are available for everyone when they need them. It launched last year in Mole Valley and has proven very popular with over 20,000 passengers being transported around the district.
Fares are charged based on how many miles are travelled starting from £2 for adults.
Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said:
“I am delighted that parts of Waverley have been included in this first phase of the roll out of the on-demand bus scheme which was started up in Mole Valley. Waverley has many rural areas with limited access to public transport so I am pleased that residents in Farnham and Cranleigh will now have access to this new type of public transport. I hope that there will be an opportunity in future to roll this out to other parts of the borough, including Godalming and Haslemere.”
“The promotion of Active Travel is a key theme in our Climate Action Plan and we have been calling on Government and Surrey County Council for increased investment in public transport in these areas to benefit both the environment and our communities. This new bus service is a significant step to improving our sustainable travel offering and I hope residents of Farnham and Cranleigh will now consider trying it out as a way of getting around.”
Journeys can be booked:
- Via the ‘Surrey connect’ app - available from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple)
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.
For more information, visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyconnect
For more information on Waverley Borough Council’s Climate Strategy and Action Plan, including more information on Active Travel and the proposed Godalming Greenway Cycle route, visit our Waverley Borough Council - Climate change strategy and action plan webpage.