Slinky Bus & Dial-a-Ride

Slinky Bus

Slinky is a bookable transport service funded by Somerset County Council. All the vehicles are designated as ‘accessible’.

Who is eligible to use the Slinky Bus Service which serves Corfe, Pitminster, and Blagdon Hill on Mondays and Thursdays each week?  Those who:

–   Do not have access to a public bus service or

  • Do not have your own transport i.e., no car of your own or
  • Have a disability which means you are unable to access a public bus

It is open to people of all ages and there are facilities for transporting electric and manual wheelchairs, pushchairs, scooters, guide dogs, personal shopping trolleys, and support frames but it is not just for disabled folk.

To use it you will first need to register:

To use it you will first need to register:


  • by telephoning THE BOOKING LINE on 01823 331266 They are very helpful.

The booking line (and to register) is open from Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

The Slinky Bus can be booked up to two weeks ahead provided that a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of the journey is given.

The Slinky Bus serving our area is bookable for Mondays and Thursdays between 9am-5pm

As our villages are more than 3 miles from Taunton, the fare is £3.50 single or £5 return but for those with a concessionary bus pass, the fare is reduced by up to 50%.

Somerset Student County Tickets are also valid on Slinky Services and children under 5 travel free. 5 years – 16 years are entitled to a 50% discount on the fare.

At present the bus can collect from a central point in each village and will drop passengers off at either Paul Street, Taunton (near the Library) or at Musgrove Park Hospital.




The Corfelifts Community Car Scheme is no longer running.

However, Somerset Council does offer a Dial a Ride service

It runs from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, operating in the Taunton and Wellington area using a fleet of 16 seater minibuses. We provide a door to door service for passengers for various reasons including medical appointments, shopping, leisure and social events. Our buses are wheelchair friendly and our drivers are willing to lend an arm to assist the passengers to board the bus.

Fares vary but we can advise passengers of the cost when they make a booking. There is a 50% concession for people with a bus pass.

You can book up to 14 days in advance.

Our booking line number is 01823 331226.