Weardale Community Transport Ltd (WCT) is based in the Weardale Hub, in Stanhope Front Street. WCT was set up in 2005 by Weardale Community Partnership Ltd (WCP) in response to a locally identified need for accessible and flexible transport. We currently operate on a “Section 19” licence, which means that you must be a member of WCT to use our vehicles; this is an annual charge of £2 for individuals and £5 for groups.
Due to lack of public transport provision in Weardale , a pilot scheme was set up to provide a reliable transport link between Crook, Stanhope (Weardale) and Alston (Cumbria). This service operates on a “Section 22” licence, which means that we can pick up members of the public at a bus stop.
The first year 2011 was a great success , with word spreading fast . So after further demand from the public we ran the service again . The Roof of England Service Bus is becoming more popular every year.
Trevor Hodgson / Lisa Hughes
85b Front Street