THE MALVERN Hills on demand bus service has expanded, now offering a wider range of services.
The buses run from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, costing £2.50 per person, with additional passengers paying £1.25.
Passengers request a journey via an App or phone call before being collected within a few metres of their location. Journeys will be shared with other passengers.
The service provides access to various Malvern villages including Upton upon Severn, Kempsey, Hanley Swan, Hanley Castle, Longdon, Bushley and Welland.
Passengers can travel to local points of interest, such as Malvern Hospital, Malvern Railway Station and Malvern Retail Park and further afield to places such as Worcestershire Parkway Station,
Worcester Countryside Centre and Tewkesbury town centre.
Coun Mike Rouse, cabinet member with responsibility for highways and transport at Worcestershire County Council said: “We launched the on-demand service in Malvern in July last year and the number of users has been steadily growing since.
“We are expanding this service to cover many more journeys across the district and beyond.
“They provide a sustainable and efficient way of getting around a rural setting and are a key part of our mission to enhance and secure bus travel in Worcestershire.”
Malvern is the second area to operate Worcestershire on demand buses, following the successful launch of the service in Bromsgrove in 2021.
A third service, covering Pershore and Evesham is planned for later this year.
Buses in the Worcestershire on Demand Malvern zone are operated by Malvern Community Action and LMS Travel which is funded by Worcestershire County Council and Malvern Hills District Council.
Call 01905 846180 or email [email protected] for enquiries relating to the App or to book a journey.