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Trial schemes

Information on trial community transport schemes currently running in Dorset.

These services will not be listed in the  Community Transport Directory until they become an established scheme.

SPARK Southhill Community Bus

The Southill charity, SPARK, are trialling their own community bus to run alongside Southill Community Bus 2.  You can download the  SPARK Southill Community Bus leaflet for further information. Further information on the service will be available soon.


PlusBus is a 'door-to-door' accessible transport service across Dorset that offers weekday trips from neighbouring villages to their nearest town.  You can view the PlusBus website for more details.

Piddle Valley Ring & Ride

Download the timetable for the Piddle Valley Ring & Ride service.

Please note that this trial service has been extended and will operate on Wednesdays only until the end of November 2017. There is no longer a service on Fridays due to low demand.

Maiden Newton Ring & Ride

Download the timetable for the Maiden Newton Ring & Ride service.

The 10am and 1pm trial services will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. However, the 7.45am and 5.45pm service will no longer operate after Friday 1 September 2017. There is no longer a service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays due to low demand.

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