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Here's some information about community and public transport for the villages

There are three community transport services that can help you get from A to B if you are unable to use public transport or if there is no public transport available.


Community Car Scheme for Wheelton, Withnell, and surrounding areas.

If you don't live on a bus route or you find it difficult to get to or use public transport) why not contact Dial-a- Ride. Dial-a-Ride provide a door to door transport service. Please book 48 hours in advance if possible. Telephone Chorley 01257 261844 between 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Charges are generally the same as those charged by local bus services & concessionary passes can be used.


A service to get you to medical appointments (and home again!), for example, trips to the Doctors, Dentist, Health Centre, etc. Tel Preston 901321 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Charges are generally the same as those charged by local bus services & concessionary passes can be used.


Wheelton & Withnell Care Cars provide a door-to-door transport service by car. The service can be used for visiting friends & relatives, the doctors, chiropodist, collection of prescriptions, shopping & social trips, and so on. Volunteer Drivers are always needed (expenses paid and you will need your own car). To book telephone Ivy Carroll on Chorley 249504. Concessionary passes can be used.


The following buses service our area:


122 Darwen Coach Services, Chorley Preston 123 Stagecoach: Chorley - Blackburn 124 Stagecoach: Chorely - Blackburn 124 (Friday & Saturday only) Stagecoach Withnell Fold - Chorley

Heapey  (Heapey Kittiwake Road , Heapey Chapel)

122 Darwen Coach Services, Chorley - Preston

For timetable and travel information you can contact the following:

Public Transport Information : 0871 200 22 33. Open 0800 – 2000 seven days a week. (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)
School Transport Enquiries : School Traveline 01772 534 588 - Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm 

Bus & Train Journey Planner  - a service provided by Lancashire County Council website.

To report anti-social behaviour on public transport call the Safer Travel Hotline Preston 849114 or text 07781 485114

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