From the 31st December 2016, Cobham’s bus users have an improved service to Guildford via Ripley and to Kingston via Esher. The 715 (taking the old route name of the Green Line service of yesteryear) will run hourly from the Cobham Waitrose bus stop, Monday to Saturday. (And we have held on to a Sunday service, too.)
The Monday-Friday route is improved because it now goes directly to Kingston along the Portsmouth Road. No more speed bumps to negotiate in Thames Ditton!
The Chatterbus team urges people to use the new 715 service, as it is only guaranteed until August 2017. New operators Stagecoach want to monitor usage. Let’s all use our buses which are so vital for non-drivers and to reduce congestion in the area. That way, the 715 will still be around in years to come.
The timetable can be downloaded via the following link:
Friends of Chatterbus is a new initiative, soon to be a registered charity, which was set up for a very simple reason: if Chatterbus is to stay on the road, we need to raise thousands of pounds every year.
You will have seen from the rest of the website that this is a fantastic community asset which has become a lifeline for many people in our community who have no other means of making the simple journeys that the rest of us take for granted.
However, even with the income derived from impressive passenger numbers - in the first 14 months of operation Chatterbus provided over 17,000 passenger journeys – and generous funding from local authorities, we cannot fully cover the ongoing costs of running this bus service. Each of those sources contribute about a third of the £75,000 it takes to operate the bus, leaving £25,000 to be raised every year. We are extremely grateful that local businesses have seen the value of Chatterbus and are getting behind us with sponsorship, but to keep the wheels of Chatterbus turning, we must seek support from all parts of our community, and we need your help.
Become a Friend of Chatterbus
There are many ways in which you can show your support for Chatterbus.
Read more: Friends of Chatterbus