Current Projects

Iinformation about the ESRTP's current projects is provided under the follwing headings:

For further information on any of the projects please contact ESRTP.

Buses 4U

This minibus service is demand responsive which means it follows no route or timetable. Instead passengers book a journey through a travel centre and the minibus meets them at an arranged location and time; this can be door to door if required.

There are three main areas of Surrey and one area in Kent served by Buses 4U:

Mole Valley District Council area

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council area

Tandridge District Council area

Sevenoaks District Council area

Full details of the Areas of Service are on the Buses 4U website.

Wheels 2 Work

For a number of years ESRTP has operated Wheels 2 Work moped loan schemes across Surrey. We currently operate a scheme in Kent, details of which are at:

The scheme in Surrey has now closed, but some mopeds are still available. For more details please contact us

MiDAS and PATS training

These training schemes are coordinated by the Community Transport Association and are nationally recognised qualifications. MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) is designed to enhance the driving and passenger awareness skills of those who drive minibuses.

The aim of PATS (Passenger Assistant Trainer Scheme) is to improve safety standards for people who need assistance, care and supervision on the move and for the people who provide this assistance. This could be on a minibus, a coach or a car or taxi.

This training can be provided by the ESRTP, please see the section Recruitment & Training for more information.

Older Projects

Tandridge District Council Staff Travel Plan

ESRTP has worked closely with colleagues at Tandridge District Council to produce a new Travel Plan leaflet. The leaflet heightens awareness of the TDC Travel Plan and supports it by giving information on "Greener Ways to Work at Tandridge".

In addition to public bus and train services to Oxted, the greener travel options include ESRTP projects such as Buses 4U journeys between Caterham and Oxted.

A PDF of the leaflet may be downloaded here:

Tandridge Travel Plan for Staff 2013-2016 - April 2013

Easilok Project

This project comprises the purchase of the Easilok 3 seat and wheelchair restraint system manufactured by Unwin Safety Systems.

Each Easilok comprises a seat that can be folded up to form a wheelchair backrest and restraint system as shown in the picture.

Unwin Safety Systems - Easilok

ESRTP acknowledges with gratitude a £1000 grant from the Gatwick Airport Community Trust in May 2008 towards the Easilok Project, which enabled the purchase of our first easilok seat, which was deployed on a Buses 4U minibus operating in the Reigate area.

ESRTP further acknowledges a Surrey County Council Local Committee funded grant of £3000 made jointly by Surrey County Councillors Angela Fraser, Michael Gosling and Nick Harrison in December 2009. This grant enabled the purchase of three further Easiloks, which have been deployed on three more Buses 4U minibuses operating in the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council area. We are grateful to Councilors Fraser, Gosling and Harrison for their generous support of this project.

Gatwick Airport Community Trust

Surrey County Councillors - Reigate & Banstead


To view some of ESRTP's historical newsletters please click the links:

ESRTP Newsletter Vol.13 - Autumn 2008

ESRTP Newsletter Vol.12 - Summer 2008

The yellow Buses4U bus at a publicity event

Comments from passengers on Buses4U have included:

"This is just what this area needed"

"Hallelujah for Buses4U"

"This service has given me independence to travel when I want and not rely on family or friends"

"Buses4U is wonderful and everyone is so helpful"

East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership
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