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Bus Stations and Services in Whitby

Amnesty International

Ryedale District Amnesty International

Meetings are held in Friends Meeting House, 1st Thursday in the month (except in August) at 7.30pm

Amnesty International Scarborough

Scarborough District Amnesty International

Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE campaign for a sustainable future for the English countryside, a vital but undervalued environmental, economic and social asset to the nation. CPRE highlight threats and promote positive solutions.

Coble Courier

Local minibus service aiming to provide affordable community transport for local groups and residents of Staithes, Cowbar, Hinderwell and the outlying parishes of Runswick, Roxby, Dalehouse, Boulby, Port Mulgrave and Borrowby. Coble Courier also aims to give particular help to those who are isolated by providing affordable access to local amenities.

Contact the office numbers for details of costs, availability etc.

Concessionary Bus Passes

Older Persons Bus Pass

The older persons bus pass entitles the holder to concessionary travel on buses, trains and other forms of local public transport. To be eligible for a bus pass the applicant must be aged over 60 and resident in the area


Disabled Bus Pass

A bus pass (or other travel concession) is available to local citizens if they are aged 60 and over, they are physically disabled, they have a learning difficulty or they would be refused a driving licence under section 92 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Eligibility is automatic if the applicant is already in receipt of other services as a result of their age/disability.


From April 2008, people living in the Whitby area over the age of 60 and those with certain disabilities will be eligible for a bus pass giving them free bus travel across the whole country. Contact Scarborough Council for details.

Esk Moors Active Ltd

A not for profit social enterprise company to run the Heather Hopper, an accessible community minibus in the Upper Esk Valley.


Contact Di King for further information on becoming a member of the Heather Hopper Club to join in trips and activities; undertaking MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training to be a volunteer Heather Hopper driver; hiring the Heather Hopper minibus for your own group activities.

Good Neighbours Coastal Car Scheme

Community Transport service set up to help elderly and disabled people who are unable to access essential services because of genuine transport need. We have over 50 volunteer drivers and over 500 registered passengers. To access the service you should be over 60, or registered disabled, referred by Social Services (Adult and Community Services) or other caring agency. If you do not fit into one of these categories but have a genuine transport need, then contact us anyway to see if we can help.


Membership fee of £5 per year helps cover the costs of administering the scheme. There is a mileage charge for the scheme which is calculated and notified to you in advance. You then pay the driver. The charge covers the running of the car. Journeys can be to places as far away as Leeds or Hull, to get to local doctors surgeries, visit friends or relatives in hospital, to attend local meetings, to attend day centres, to go shopping or to connect with local public transport services. If possible we would like at least 48 hours notice of any journey to enable us to make the arrangements.


To book a journey, call the number nearest to your location (Whitby, Scarborough or Filey), or call in at the Whitby or Scarborough offices.


If you have a car and some time to spare, would you like to become one of our volunteer drivers. Contact GNCT on Tel: 01947 602982 for more information.