Today I took a ride around the Forest on The Robin. For those that don’t know, The Robin is a ‘bookable bus service' that currently covers the south of the Forest of Dean as well as the north Cotswolds. The Robin is commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council with funds provided by the Department for Transport and run day to day by the fantastic local charity Lydney Dial-a-Ride.
It was such a pleasure to take a trip from Lydney to Bream and then on to Parkend. While on the bus, I had the opportunity to talk with some of the regular users and find out what they think of the service. Everyone I spoke to was very supportive of this bookable service.
📍 Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
🚌 I joined passengers on The Robin, the innovative demand responsive bus service from @GlosCC.
Funding from @transportgovuk is enabling this popular service to expand, connecting even more communities across Gloucestershire. pic.twitter.com/uRm62Rp8Eh
— Mark Harper (@Mark_J_Harper) October 20, 2023