Peterborough City Council Community Transport has a range of accessible transport services for people who have difficulty accessing or have no access to public transport.
Door-to-door bus service
Community Link is Peterborough City Council’s urban door-to-door service. It is a wheelchair accessible service for anyone who lives in the urban area of Peterborough and experiences difficulty using standard public transport or who has no access to public transport. The service will collect you from your home, drop you off in the city centre (four days a week) or a supermarket (once a week) and pick you up again for your return journey approximately two and a half hours later. Additional trips may also be organised on an ad hoc basis. Membership costs £5 per person or £7.50 for a couple per year. The additional payment is your fare – similar to a standard bus fare. Concessionary bus passes are accepted on this service.
For a registration form or to make a booking, call Peterborough City Council on 01733 317460 the line is open from 9am – 5pm Mondays to Fridays. At other times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the answer phone. They currently require 48 hours notice of booking.
Rural Door-to-door bus service
Rural Dial-a-Ride is a wheelchair accessible door to door transport service for anyone living in the villages surrounding Peterborough that has difficulty accessing the standard public transport services. The service will pick you up from your home, drop you off in the city centre and take you back home approximately two and a half hours later. Membership of the Dial-a-Ride costs £10.00 for single or £15.00 for couples per year. The only additional fare is your bus fare, similar to a standard bus fare. Concessionary bus passes are also accepted. For further information concerning membership or making a booking please contact Peterborough Dial-a-Ride:
Please click here to visit their website, or contact them on the details below:
S.T.A.R.T (Specialised Transport And Road Travel)
33 Tresham Road
Community car schemes
Community car schemes are for people who have difficulty using public transport or who have no access to public transport. The schemes operate similar to a taxi service but are run by volunteers. Although there is a charge for using the service, it is much cheaper than a taxi. The service usually must be booked 24 to 48 hours in advance. Some schemes specialise in transport to medical appointments while others will undertake journeys for a variety of reasons.
The main scheme of the city is the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) social car scheme (for people living within the Peterborough City Council boundary). Please contact them directly using the information below, or click here to visit their website.
Royal Voluntary Service
2 Cattle Market Road
01733 307 304