Katch Bus to resume in a new format by CATS
A new demand responsive community bus service is set to hit the road in East Suffolk next month.
The service will be introduced from Tuesday 11 April - carrying passengers between Framlingham, Wickham Market, Campsea Ashe and Snape.
The 11-seat minibus will run from:
7.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday
10am - 6.30pm on Saturdays
10am - 6pm on bank holidays,
It will stop in Framlingham, Parham, Hacheston, Wickham Market, Campsea Ashe, Tunstall and Snape.
Journeys can be booked via a new mobile app or by calling CATS on 01728 635939 between 8.30am and 4.30pm on weekdays.
Adult return fares from Framlingham to Wickham Market will cost £7.25.
Regular users will be able to benefit from a loyalty card, while young people will get a 25% discount by presenting an Endeavour Card (free from Suffolk County Council for 16 to 19-year-olds).
For more information on the service, including fares, times and stops, contact the CATS team on 01728 635939 during office hours.
A Transport and Travel task group, set up by East Suffolk's Community Partnerships to identify transport needs and opportunities across the district, found that demand responsive services could be a solution to rural transport issues and social isolation.
This service was developed with local community transport operator, CATS (Coastal Accessible Transport Service), in response to the closure of the Katch taxi bus service. and will initially operate and be funded for 12 months, with the intention of extending the contract if there is enough demand.
Posted: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 09:52 by Web Editor