The background and operation of the Norfolk village bus, operated as a three-way partnership between the local community, the national bus company and the county council is described. The local village bus committee operates the bus from day to day, staffed by volunteer drivers. The local authority purchased the bus, a 12 seat ford transit, which is maintained by the bus company who also supply professional back-up facilities. Fares collected by the driver are paid to the county council. The bus, which apart from the starting up cost, is self-financing, works both timetabled and excursion duties, including school runs and trips to a local doctor's surgery. Since half the revenue is obtained from excursions, a larger bus would be useful, but this would be awkward in the narrow lanes. The recruiting of drivers could be made easier if the psv licence were not required. Other community bus schemes are summarized, demonstrating that they can provide an invaluable adjunct to the basic network of stage buses and local rail services. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Harris, M
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 74-79
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM