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Views sought on flexible bus services in the county

Date: 13 July 2022

Orkney Islands Council’s Transportation Service is consulting on flexible on demand bus services in the county.

Flexible on demand bus services or demand responsive transport (DRT) services typically operate in local areas where there are few or no conventional bus services. 

The exact route and stopping points are usually flexible.  Journeys are booked and arranged in advance.  Some on demand services are only for specific groups of people in the community, such as elderly and disabled.

The purpose of the review is to consider ways to potentially expand existing services so that they are available to the wider community and identify where gaps may exist in specific areas.

Respondents are being asked their views on whether they’d consider using a flexible on demand service in their area and how it may help them to access key services or reduce car use and travel more sustainably.

The survey is available on-line at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/busflexi/.  Paper copies are also available on request from the Transportation Service.

A separate paper survey has been made available to existing users of the Dial a Bus Service, Hamnavoe Carers and Marengo Bus.

The outcome of the surveys will form part of a report to the Development and Infrastructure Committee regarding the Community Transport funding for 2023/24 financial year and beyond.

Both surveys will run until Sunday 7 August.  Should you need assistance to complete the survey please contact the Transportation Service on 01856 873535 or e-mail: transport@orkney.gov.uk

  • Summary:

    Orkney Islands Council’s Transportation Service is consulting on flexible on demand bus services in the county.

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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