Stirling Council are helping rural residents with a range of new transport opportunities.
The £140,000 project includes an online transport booking service, a new shopping bus service, evening links to and from Stirling at weekends and a rural district volunteer car scheme.
If you wish to journey in rural Stirlingshire, you can make use of the public rural taxi service DRT, which links rural areas where there are few or no conventional bus services, for the cost of a bus fare rather than a taxi fare.
Coming Soon! New customer friendly online booking system.
Have you wanted to use your local DRT service but find you are too late to book for the same day, next day or can't book at the weekend?
Well, we've listened to you and following consultation we are delighted to announce that the new DRT online booking system will soon be available, replacing the old form at www.stirling.gov.uk/drt.
We are sure you'll find it simple to use and much more flexible than before as you'll be able to:
- Manage your journeys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Manage all your bookings whenever it suits you.
- Reschedule or cancel bookings easily.
- Receive email notifications.
Online bookings will also give you the flexibility of booking to up to 2 hours before your required journey, bearing in mind that there will be increased availability the more notice you can give for your journey.
Of course we will still be happy to help you if you prefer to call on 01786 404040 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.
This service runs on the first and third Saturday of each month from Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Killin, Lochearnhead, Kingshouse and Strathyre to Stirling City Centre and Springkerse Retail Park.
Departs from Balfron at 6.20pm on Fridays and Saturdays, enabling residents of Balfron, Buchlyvie, Arnprior, Kippen and Gargunnock to access evening leisure activities in Stirling without having to drive. A return bus leaves at 10.45pm.
Departs from Stirling at 11.02pm on Fridays and Saturdays, taking residents of Deanston, Doune and Callander home after an evening of leisure in Stirling.
This voluntary car scheme offers a safe, reliable friendly and affordable door to door car service to residents of Killin and the surrounding areas. It is for those who find it difficult to use public transport to access NHS and other services which support and maintain their well being.