Pewsey Vale Leads the Way with On-Demand Buses
Having a joined-up rail and bus network is generally the preserve of cities and urban areas. But now the Vale of Pewsey can also boast integrated public transport!
The introduction of an on-demand bus service has transformed the public transport service across the villages of the Vale. The service links Hungerford, Marlborough, Devizes and Pewsey and the villages in these areas, as well as providing scheduled routes to Swindon and Salisbury.
You can use the app (look for Wiltshire Connect) to book a bus or, if you prefer, you can call 01225 712900. Once you have a booking, you can follow its progress on the app whilst you wait. There are lots of designated pick up and drop off points across the Vale for you to choose from, making the service extremely convenient.
Connecting to your train arrival or departure couldn’t be easier. The Vale of Pewsey is well served by having two railway stations – Bedwyn in the east and Pewsey station at the heart of the Vale. The train service makes it easy to get from London and Reading to the Pewsey Vale, which is at the heart of the North Wessex Downs National Landscape. With the new bus service, you can book your bus to pick you up or drop you off at a time that meets with your train. If your train is running late, then you can text via the app to rearrange the booking.
Once you are in the Vale, you can also use this service to take you to the start of a walk, or to meet you at the end of a linear walk to take you back to where you started. Have a look at Rail Ways on the Pewsey Vale website to see walks you can do direct from the stations. However this new bus service opens up all sorts of possibilities to walk anywhere in the Vale when you arrive by train!
The buses are wheelchair accessible, have air conditioning and free passenger wi-fi.
Wiltshire Connect really is a fabulous service so please use it whilst you are visiting – it’s the easy and convenient way to get around!