Bus service updates

Service 55a Steventon-North Waltham-Dummer-Basingstoke

Basingstoke Community Transport operates an additional Wednesday and Friday only service to the regular 55 operated by Newbury and District. This provides a connection through to Basingstoke for commuters and shoppers outside the peak period. Timetable and fare details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Stagecoach and Newbury & District

Commercial bus services within the borough and the Centre Shuttle are run by Stagecoach. For information on timetables and bus fares take a look at the Stagecoach website with Newbury and District Limited running other individual routes.

Passenger Transport Authority - county and borough council

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council together with Hampshire County Council, as the Passenger Transport Authority, financially support some services that are regarded as socially necessary. All evening and Sunday services and some rural routes are supported to ensure a vital transport service is maintained. For further information on these services, please contact:

The Passenger Transport team at Hampshire County Council on 0845 603 5633* or email ptgenquiries@hants.gov.uk

* Calls to 0845 numbers are free on some BT call plans but will cost between 4p (local rate) and 6p (national rate) per minute for BT customers not on a plan. Calls made using other service providers or mobiles may cost more.

Traveline

If you require more specific details on individual routes Traveline may be able to help.

Basingstoke area - network map

The Basingstoke area network map is available online, from reception at the council offices and at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, 19-20 Westminster House, Town Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7LS.

For further information on bus routes and timetables elsewhere in Hampshire, take a look at the Public Transport Maps webpage or see our transport links webpage for other phone and website details.

Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG)

Following the government’s decision in January 2014 to transfer to a sum broadly equivalent to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) previously paid to bus operators for running services under tender to local authorities; we are required to publish a summary of the survey we submitted at the end of July, by the Department for Transport.

For Basingstoke and Deane this grant is only relevant to the Centre Shuttle contract. The effect on the operator was negligible and it was not considered necessary to take any mitigating action as we were able to maintain the current service with no disruption.

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