More than 2,000 journeys made


 Cobham’s new community bus service

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: July 04, 2015

MORE than 2,000 journeys have already been made on a new bus service linking Cobham and Fetcham.

The Chatterbus launched in April and became the first service in the country to be run by the community for the community but to a published timetable, with normal travel concessions able to be used.

The service, which aims to fight “travel poverty”, has so far attracted more than 50 passengers a day, Monday to Friday.

At a presentation evening earlier this month, Surrey County councillor for Cobham Mary Lewis said she was delighted that the service is benefiting those needing to get from Cobham to the JobCentre Plus in Weybridge – one of the reasons it was founded.

The bus’s weekend service makes stops in Leatherhead and Fetcham on Saturdays when the 408 bus service, which normally connects the area to Cobham and Oxshott, does not run.

Chatterbus organisers are now considering changes including the simplification of the Saturday C2 service, and the inclusion of a stop at Cobham Sainsbury’s during the week as well as on Saturdays.

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