Call and Book Services

These services use smaller vehicles such as minibuses. They have some things in common with bus services, such as the fare charging, but only operate when booked.

You can travel anywhere within each service operating area. If you are travelling further you can connect with the local bus or train service.

Who can use the service?

Anyone living within the operating area who cannot access a local bus service. They may use this for any purpose.

In most cases the services pick up from a home address, if it is safe and practical to do so. It can also return passengers with a disability or those living in more isolated locations to their home address. 

Lichfield and Rugeley Village Connect

This offers transport to local villages or connections for onward travel at Rugeley, Lichfield or Burntwood.

For more information, please see our Lichfield and Rugeley Village Connect page.

Border Car

This offers transport in the area to and from Market Drayton, or to one of three key interchange points at Baldwins Gate, Ashley and Loggerheads.

For more information, please see our Border Car page.

Moorlands Connect

This operates at fixed times into:

  • Leek on Wednesdays
  • Ashbourne on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Buxton on Fridays

For more information, please see our Moorlands Connect page.

South Staffordshire Connect

This offers two services - one service for the North of the district, and one for the south:

  • The north service includes transport for places such as Penkridge, Brewood, Essington, and Blymhill.
  • The south service includes transport for places such as Kinver, Wombourne and Perton.

For more information, please see our South Staffordshire Connect page.

Needwood Forest Connect

This service can provide transport for places such as Hill Ridware, Hoar Cross, and Hanbury. It also travels to connection points including Rugeley, Burton Upon Trent, and Abbotts Bromley.

For more information, please see our Needwood Forest Connect page.

Community and voluntary schemes

These schemes run alongside existing public transport and in order to maintain these public services you should always try to use these wherever possible.

For more information, please see our Community and voluntary schemes page.

Set up a service

If you think there is a need for a service in your area, and know a group of volunteers who are willing to run it, please contact:

Kathryn Grattage,
Transport Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01785 895567
Email: kathryn.grattage@staffordshire.gov.uk 

Debbie Wilkes
Transport Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01785 277046
Email: debbie.wilkes@staffordshire.gov.uk 

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