Community Travel

Hampshire County Council will be holding the Test Valley Passenger Transport forum on Thursday 12th May 2016. This will be held at Beech Hurst, Andover from 10am-12 noon. A copy of the agenda will be attached below in due course.

From 1 April 2015, older person’s bus passes (blue stripe) issued by Hampshire County Council can be used from 9.30am until 11pm on Monday to Friday and at any time on weekends and Bank Holidays.

There are some infrequent bus services where Hampshire older person’s passes can be used from 9am - on routes which have an infrequent service where there is a journey between 9am and 9.29am and then no further journey until 10.31am or later. Passes will be accepted for free travel from 9am on those specific journeys.

Attached is a list of current journeys on which an 0900 start is allowed for holders of a Hampshire older person’s pass in Test Valley. This list may change and HCC will update this list from time to time.

Disabled person’s bus passes (orange stripe) have not changed and will continue to allow free travel all day within the HCC area. (not Southampton and Portsmouth).

Bus companies have been asked to display a poster on buses as soon as possible giving this same information

If you need any further information please email passenger transport at HCC.

Cango / Stagecoach         Andover    C5   0910     from Andover Bus Station.
Cango / Stagecoach         Andover    C6   0905     from Vernham Dean.
Stagecoach                        Andover    5      0915     Andover to Monxton.
Stagecoach                        Andover    7A    0900     Burghclere to Newbury, 0900 Burghclere to Wash Water.

Wheelers                            Andover    87    0900      Winterslow - Salisbury.
Wheelers                            Andover    15    0915      Stockbridge - Andover.
Wheelers                            Andover    16    0900       Houghton - Kings Somborne - Winchester.
Taxi share                           Andover    54    0910       Wherwell - Stockbridge - Romsey .
Wheelers                            Andover    66/67    0902  Cholderton - Perham Down and 0920 Perham Down - Shipton Bellinger - Salisbury.

Salisbury Reds                  Romsey    X7    0919     West Wellow Canada Corner towards Ower and Southampton. From Ower (09.25) and Testwood (09.29) have a Service X7R journey an hour later so exemption will not apply.

Tourist Coaches                Romsey    39    0924     Nomansland Lamb - Nomansland Cross Roads.

Stagecoach                         Romsey    36    0926     Lockerley Kings Arms - Carters Clay - Winchester.

Tourist Coaches                Romsey    35    0906     Braishfield War Memorial - Romsey Bus Stn
Salisbury Reds                   Romsey    37   0900      Lockerley Green - West Dean Red Lion (09.00 - 09.06) - Wiltshire conditions apply rest of journey.



The Council seeks to provide accessibility to key services and facilities within the borough, to those who have limited or no access to a car or public transport and those with mobility issues.

Community transport can provide affordable and accessible transport to many in the borough. Community transport is generally provided by Unity – Putting Unity in the Community which includes dial-a-ride (DAR).

There are some of the local community bus services:

  • Andover Neighbourcare
  • Amport, Monxton, Grateley and Quarley Neighbourcare
  • Awbridge Neighbourcare
  • Baddesley Friends
  • Broughton and Bossington Good Neighbours
  • Over and Middle Wallop
  • Romsey Good Neighbours
  • Shipton Bellinger Good Neighbours
  • Somborne Neighbourcare
  • Stockbridge Neighbour Care
  • Thorngate Village Care Group
  • Wellow Help Group

Please refer the the link 'Community Travel Group Parish Map' to see if your parish is covered by a group.


Community Transport Bulletin - supporting transport in your community.

Community Transport Bulletin - September 2015