New buses for Spelthorne

New buses for Spelthorne

 

Spelthorne Council recently took delivery of four new assisted transport buses.

The Council spent £218K purchasing the new Spelride vehicles which are specially designed for passengers with mobility problems who struggle to use public transport.

Cllr Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “Spelride vehicles are adapted with lifts for wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties and provide a life-line for elderly or disabled people. The service helps people to stay independent and get to places such as the shops, the doctor, the community centres or to see their friends. The new vehicles are absolutely fantastic and I think people who use the service will really notice the difference.”

The Spelride service is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm for transport to the community centres in Spelthorne, and 11am-2pm for journeys to other places such as the town centres. There is an annual membership fee of £20 and fares cost £4 per journey or £7 return.

For more details about the Spelride scheme, visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/spelride or call 01372 474550.