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30 November 2012
Community Transport Changes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SHAPINSAY TRANSPORT
The Board are reviewing the Transport arrangements for the OOH Ferry and the Bus service and are exploring options for the service. In the interim period it has been discussed with Directors and Operators of the service to make some changes in the operation of both the OOH Ferry and the Community Minibus services. Please see below for future changes:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

OUT OF HOURS FERRY SERVICE

The service will now run on a timetabled service for 2 runs per evening as follows:

THURSDAY - SUNDAY

Shapinsay

Kirkwall

7.00 pm

7.30pm

9.30pm

10pm

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Shapinsay

Kirkwall

7.00 pm

7.30pm

10pm

10.30pm

All of these sailings are flexible but will be kept to 2 sailings per evening. Additional sailings will operate to meet the Northlink boat and an early run at 6am to meet requirements for work, hospital or flight connections. Morning runs on Sunday are also acceptable. Please discuss these sailings with the Coordinators.

The Board have agreed to introduce a fare increase as follows:

Timetabled runs, and early morning runs at £5 per person and £2 per child (under 5 years – free of charge).

Late sailings to meet the Northlink boat at £10.

The telephone, text number for the booking of this service is: 07901575162.

Bookings by email can be sent to the following email address: shapinsaybookings@gmail.com

Bookings must be made in advance giving 24 hours’ notice.

Click on CALENDAR to see the sailings.

Payment: must be made by cash or cheque on the Charles-Ann.

Cheques should be made payable to the Shapinsay Development Trust.

N.B.  A BOOKING NOT USED MUST STILL BE PAID FOR UNLESS CANCELLED IN ADVANCE.

PLEASE NOTE – ALL SAILINGS ARE “WEATHER PERMITTING” AND AT THE MASTER’S DISCRETION.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS

The arrangements for the booking of the Community Minibus will now be handled by the Transport Co-ordinators. 

All future bookings for this service are required to be sent to the Co-ordinators at least 24 hours in advance on the following number: 07901575162.

Emails can be sent to: shapinsaybookings@gmail.com.

This service will operate between 6.30am and 8.00pm.
Exceptional requests out-with these times will be considered but should be arranged with the coordinators in advance.

The structure of the fares is £1, £1.50 and £2 per single journey payable to the driver.

Group Bookings for Community Groups are available as follows:

Half day rate of £40 and a Full day rate of £75.

All Group bookings will be available, bookings for this service will be taken through the same contact numbers as above.

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