|TING, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s new on-demand bus service for rural communities across the western part of Huntingdonshire, goes into live on Monday (25 October).
The new ‘Uber’ style bus service, operated by Stagecoach East, is a great way to get about in West Huntingdonshire without having to rely on a car. This sort of bus service is called Demand Responsive Transport .
ting isn’t fixed to a specific route or timetable. It provides passengers the option to book an on-demand, tailor made service in real time by using the ting trips app, or calling our local call centre, allowing people across all age groups to order a bus from even the most remote locations and travel anywhere within the service zone for just £2 each.
Clever technology uses algorithms to join up several people’s needs, combining them into one trip to make sure they all get to where they need to be. Users can book their seats up to seven days in advance or on the same day of their journey, just as you would a taxi in a town centre. The ting service runs between 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday. It doesn’t however operate on Sundays or Bank Holiday Mondays.
How to book a trip
Download the ting app from your app store- search for ting trips.
Once you’ve created your login, you’ll be prompted to select your: pick up location, desired destination, the time you’d like to travel and the number of passengers. Your ting bus will then be booked!
Download the Ting App (iOS)
Download the Ting App (Android)
Or you can call our local call centre on 01223 433 255 which Our call centre is open 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and 8am-6pm Saturday. Please note that the call centre is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays.
Where the service will operate
The branded fleet of four Optare solo, single deck vehicles, provide an overlay service, and operate in addition to the existing bus services currently running across the area. ting isn’t a replacement of services and it’s not the same as a dial-a-ride service.
The focus area for ting is the part of Huntingdonshire west of the A1M, north of the A428 and west of the A1198. It includes Papworth, St Neots and runs up to and includes Sawtry.
Outside that area, the service will run to Cambourne Morrisons, Thrapston Industrial Estate, Huntingdon Town Centre (defined by the inner ring road), Huntingdon Rail Station and Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
ting won’t provide local journeys inside Huntingdon.