The “Harpenden Hopper” Community Bus project

 

What is the Harpenden Hopper?

It is a community bus service running around some areas of Harpenden including  Roundwood and Southdown  and the town centre.

 

Who is running the service?

It is being run by a charity called Harpenden Connect specifically set up for this purpose

 

Who is behind the charity?

It has been set up by residents of Harpenden with the backing of Harpenden Town Council

 

Why was it set up?

To Help ease the problems of Parking, dependency on Cars and congestion and pollution in the town, by offering alternative means of transport.

 

On what basis is it being run?

It is being run by volunteer drivers and staff with the running costs paid for by donations sponsorship and Town Council backing.

 

What vehicle is it using?

It is running with 2 new Peugeot 17 seater buses (see pictures on the website)

 

Is it just for the Elderly?

No it will be open to all users who are able to walk onto the bus

 

What route does it run?

A Number of routes around the town (please see Timetable and route map on the website)

 

How do I use it and when will it start?        

There is a published route guide with approx. stop times but it is a Hop on Hop off service that can be hailed anywhere along the route

 

How much does it cost and will bus passes be valid?

It costs £2 per one way trip and yes bus passes will be valid

 

What route & time table will it run and why?

It runs 3 days a week (Tues Weds Thurs)  from 9.30 til 4pm beginning on Tuesday 2nd April