Lydney Dial-a-Ride is a friendly door-to-door transport service for those people who do not have their own transport and are unable to use public transport. We operate a fleet of fully accessible minibuses capable of carrying wheelchair passengers and other seated passengers. We also run a volunteer based car service.
Where do they cover? The service covers Lydney, Coleford, Cinderford and the surrounding area.
Who can use the service? The Dial-a-Ride service aims to provide transport for the following groups: People without their own transport who are elderly or frail, have a disability or need to use a wheelchair. As well as able bodied people with no/infrequent access to public transport and do not have access to a car.
Where can I go? This service provides transport to shops, medical appointments, hairdressers, post office, library, lunch clubs and much more. Minibuses can be made available with a driver on evenings and weekends for other charitable organisations, clubs, societies, voluntary and community groups, schools and colleges.
What does it cost? An annual registration fee applies, and journeys are fare-based according to distance. Lydney Dial-a-Ride are a non-profit organisation and all fees and fares go towards supporting the service.
Forest Community Transport Services
Forest Community Transport (run by Lydney Dial-a-Ride) is the new rural bus route. It operates just like any normal bus service for routes including 701, 707, 708, 23a and 35a. You do not need to be a member of Dial-A-Ride to use it! The routes not only help to connect communities around the Forest, but also provide the opportunity to travel further by linking to onward connecting bus services such as to Gloucester and Monmouth. Concessionary bus passes are accepted.