SERVICE RELAUNCHED OCTOBER 2020
Be-link’D Buchan Transport pilot relaunches on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
A new initiative offering free community transport is being launched in Buchan on Wednesday (Oct 7).
The Be-link’D pilot scheme is being operated by Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus to help meet the needs of people in rural areas who cannot access suitable transport because of existing bus times, accessibility, or cost.
The project has been led and developed by a number of Community Planning partners including Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Buchan Development Partnership, Foyer and the Department of Work and Pensions.
who can use the bus?
This service is operated on a referral basis only. Once a referral form has been completed by one of approved project partners and processed, either the referrer or the client can phone or email to book the transport. NB. Clients who are already registered with the Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus for the T4U service will not be eligible to use the new scheme.
How much will it cost?
The bus will be free
Where will it go?
The service will operate throughout the Central Buchan area.
What are the times it will be available?
It will be available Monday to Friday with pick-ups from 0900 and a last drop-off at 1530.
How do I book the bus?
What if I need a wheelchair to get around?
The bus will be able to accommodate a wheelchair; however, you must advise this at the time of booking, you will also need to advise if you need any assistance.
I need somebody to accompany me, can they come on the bus too?
If you need any support or assistance you can take another person with you as long as you book them a seat on the bus also at the time of your booking.
Can children go on the bus?
Children under 5 years old cannot travel due to Health and Safety restrictions. Children age 5-16 may travel if they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Children over the age of 16 may travel independently.
What can I use the bus for?
Attending DWP, health appointments, going shopping, attending training, group or club activities, library services and social purposes.
WHERE WILL I BE PICKED UP?
Wherever suits, pick ups can be from home address, work, public place, as long as it is within the Central Buchan area..