New bus (138) serving Dorchester thanks to “Going Forward Buses”

For those that may have seen signs up around the village and been confused, here is a little more information on a new bus service coming to the village.

  • – Runs on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday to/from Wallingford
  • – It appears to Drop off within the village when coming back from Wallingford BUT the collection is a little more confusing.  We believe that you pick up the Bus in the way from Wallingford in the village, go to the Berinsfield roundabout and travel back from there.  But the timetable also says you can pick up from the bypass, so we are not 100% sure until someone uses the route and reports back.
  • – £3 for a single (but concessionary passes do apply)

So this certainly is great, and we should thank Going Forward buses for trying to fill the gap from the recently lost bus route.  Hopefully the fact in only picks up on weekdays, and only picks up from the bypass, does not deter people.

Please let us know if you learn more though, as all our info is from their website, or leaflets picked up from the Wallingfortd information center.

From 31st July Going Forward Buses will run from Wallingford to Shillingford and Dorchester via Shillingford Hill.  The service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with three return journeys each day.  The service will pick up and set down at any safe place along the route, but please do use the existing bus stops where possible.  There are stops right outside Shillingford Hill Home Park and Dorchester Abbey.  If you are travelling from Dorchester, please board the bus on the outward journey towards Berinsfield roundabout as it will return direct along the Dorchester by-pass to Shillingford.  Please see below for the new timetable and fares.  Concessionary pass holders of course travel free after 09.00 in Oxfordshire.

Some journeys run through to or from Goring railway station for convenient connections with half hourly trains to Reading (15 minutes) and London.  The station has level access or lifts to all platforms (unlike Cholsey!).

More info: https://www.goingforwardbuses.com/the-138/

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Posted on July 31, 2017 in Transport

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