Transport News


No. 212 service Dorchester  -  Yeovil Mon – Fri. only

Copies of the revised timetable in operation until 2 October are available in Maiden Newton and Cattistock Post Offices and in the Dorset County Council Time Tables booklets, Summer 2015 edition.

No. 73 service to Bridport  Mon. – Fri. only  

South West Coaches continue to operate this service. No changes to present timetable.  This route serves Bridport Hospital  and Bridport Leisure Centre.

The return service from Bridport leaving at 17:35 only runs to Maiden Newton or Cattistock if prebooked on 0845 458 1226 at least an hour before the scheduled departure time.

Cattistock residents are reminded that all the 73 services are available from Cattistock if pre-booked on 0845 458 1226 on the day before travel. The office is open from 09:00 – 17:00, Mondays to Fridays.

No. 213  Broadwindsor to Dorchester comes through Maiden Newton on Wednesdays

To Dorchester Maiden Newton (Dorchester Road) 10:02

Dorchester (Acland Road ) 10:19

The return journey leaves Dorchester (Trinity Street C1) at 13:22 arriving at Maiden Newton at 13:40.


From 1 September the line between Westbury and Bath is due to reopen and services on our line are scheduled to return to normal.

For any last minute changes look at or check with National Rail enquiries on  08457 48 49 50.

The winter timetable begins on 13 September.

There are no service changes for Mondays to Fridays.  On Saturdays the 16:10 from Weymouth becomes the 15:10 and the summer extra disappears.  On Sundays there are no Sunday morning trains and other alterations.

The regular  timetables are available from the newsagents, No.64.


Mary Smith (tel. 01300321671) will be away from  September 4th to 12.  Sally (01300 320969) will take the telephone calls, requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital appointments, dentists or opticians, or to visit close relatives or friends in hospital during this period.    Please give at least 48 hours notice.  

We urgently need more drivers for this essential service.  Can you spare some time to help?  Please contact Sally on 320969 for more details.

Sally Falkingham
Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative 
01300 320969