Community transport

Community transport provides journeys for people who have difficulty using conventional public transport.

The majority of the community transport schemes are restricted to individuals meeting the following criteria:

  • those who do not have access to public transport and do not have access to their own car
  • those who experience difficulty using public transport ie because of a disability or age
  • those who are socially or rurally isolated from accessing basic public services and facilities (such as healthcare)

Types of community transport schemes

The following are some of the community transport schemes operating in Cambridgeshire:

  • Rural Hoppa - operates one day a week in Ramsey and Huntingdon
  • Cambridgeshire Minibus Brokerage Scheme (CaMBS) - vehicle-sharing scheme that enables community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations to use accessible and affordable minibuses. Download the CaMBS leaflet (pdf, 1.5MB) for more information
  • Dial-a-Ride - provides 'door-to-door' transport to Dial-a-Ride members
  • Shopmobility - lends manual wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public with limited mobility to shop or visit leisure and commercial facilities within the town, city or shopping centre
  • Hiring community transport vehicles - ideal for local community-based groups or families who have a wheelchair-bound member in their party
  • Voluntary car schemes - offers organised lifts to those needing to make essential journeys where no suitable public transport services exist
  • East Cambs Connect - The East Cambs Connect service is a flexible door-to-door minibus service that will cover the East Cambridgeshire district and allow any member of the public to travel between two points in that area.

    It will run Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, note last pickup would be no later than 6:40pm.

    This will be a by booking service and will not have fixed stops, to book please call on 01353 612699 or email total.transport@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, weekdays 9am-1pm. Bookings can be made two weeks to one day in advance of travel, regular journeys will also be taken.

    For more information on the service please download our leaflet.

The following documents give details about the schemes available in your area:

Taxicard scheme leaflets

Taxicard schemes provide assistance towards the cost of taxi journeys for people who have difficulties getting or using public transport.

Would you like to set up a community transport scheme?

The Community Transport Toolkit will help you to set up a community transport scheme for either cars or minibuses.

Community Transport Toolkit

Further information

For information and advice on the above services, please contact the Community Transport Officer on community.transport@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.


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