New community bus route launches for top Gloucestershire attraction

Great news for residents in the Stroud district — a new community bus route connecting Slimbridge Wetland Centre with the train station and local villages is launching this May 2023.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Slimbridge Wetland Centre is launching a brand-new community bus service from Cam and Dursley train station to the much-loved family attraction.

Popular family attraction Slimbridge Wetland Centre near Stroud is getting a new shuttle bus service, launching this Saturday 20 May 2023.

In a partnership that is the first of its kind for Gloucestershire, the Slimbridge Shuttle bus will take visitors to and from Cam and Dursley train station directly to the wetland centre.

With stops along the route in Dursley, Cam and Slimbridge villages, it allows visitors from the surrounding area and destinations much further afield to enjoy a day out at the centre, while also giving local residents easy access to train services from Cam and Dursley station.

The new local minibus service, which is a joint project between Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, runs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, with an hourly timetable from 8am to 6pm that matches up with train arrivals and departures at Cam and Dursley station.

Using existing bus stops along the route, the community shuttle costs just £1 for a single ticket and £2 for a return, with children going half price and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust members and bus pass holders travelling for free.

The shuttle bus is running throughout summer 2023 as a trial, but organisers hope its popularity will secure both a wider route and a longer operating period. 

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