Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

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Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

Slinky Services – Demand Responsive Transport

COVID-19 Update: As of Tuesday 1st December, all Slinky services are currently operating. Please be aware that they may be operating a reduced service. Please contact service operators directly with any queries. 

West Somerset.  Enquiries: 01643 707090

Taunton & Wellington.  Enquiries: 01823 331266

Sedgemoor North & South.  Enquiries: 01749 880948

Mendip East & West.  Enquiries: 01749 880482

Chard & Ilminster.  Enquiries: 0844 800 9646

Martock & South Petherton.  Enquiries: 0844 800 9646


What is Slinky?

Slinky is an accessible bus service for people who can’t use conventional transport.

The service can be used for a variety of purposes, including getting to health appointments, visiting friends and relatives, going shopping and as a link to other public transport.

You can use the Slinky bus if you do not have access to a public bus service, due either to location, or accessibility issues. The Slinky service can be used by people of all ages.

If you are eligible you will first need to register as a member of the scheme. You must fill in a registration form and return it to the booking office before you use the service for the first time.

You can then book a journey by contacting your booking office at least 24 hours before you want to travel. Trips can be booked up to two weeks in advance.

For journeys up to 3 miles
Single: £2.50
Return: £4

For journeys over 3 miles
Single: £3.50
Return: £5

There is a 50% fare for English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes on all SLINKY services within Somerset. Concessionary Pass Holders and children aged between 5-16 will be entitled to a 50% reduction in the cost of the fare. Children under 5 travel free.

You will need to show your pass every time you travel.

Half fares will be:

£1.30 for a single journey up to 3 miles – £2.00 return

£1.80 for a single journey over 3 miles – £2.50 return


Somerset Student County Tickets are also valid on Slinky services.

Slinky information leaflets
Chard and Ilminster
Martock and South Petherton
Mendip East
Mendip West
Sedgemoor North
Sedgemoor South
Taunton and Wellington
West Somerset

Slinky registration forms
Chard and Ilminster
Martock and South Petherton
Taunton and Wellington
West Somerset

Other pages you may find useful:
Community Transport
Community Car Schemes