Service 40 has a new operator

Bus service 40 links between Crewkerne and Beaminster and has been run by Dorset County Council since July last year. From Monday 29 October Buses of Somerset will be running this service on an altered timetable.

The new service will provide four return trips per day with the final journey being direct from Yeovil to Beaminster without the need to change buses. There will be no journeys before 9am on this service.

There is a service operated by the schools (Sir John Colfox Academy and Beaminster School) to Yeovil College so students requiring an early start are being advised to contact their student support services for advice. We hope there are opportunities which will arise from the arrangement that is in place.

Cllr Daryl Turner, the county council’s Cabinet member for the natural and built environment, said:

“I am happy to announce this replacement supported service in West Dorset linking Beaminster with Crewkerne for other bus services and rail.

“While it is disappointing that a full timetable is not available, the ability to fund the peak journeys for a few passengers is not possible with the current funding levels.”

There are connections with other services for passengers who wish to travel further. More details and the timetable will be available on website in the coming days.