Connecting communities in the Holme Valley

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Ford Transits form the backbone of the SPCT fleet, as seen here passing Marsden railway station. JONATHAN WELCH

South Pennine Community Transport plays a vital role, filling public transport gaps across the Holme Valley and beyond. Jonathan Welch paid a visit to find out more about the relatively young operator

There are many small and little-known operators across the country who rarely find themselves in the limelight and just go about their day to day business of getting people where they need to go. From its base near Holmfirth, South Pennine Community Transport (SPCT) does just that, six days a week, across a wide area of the Holme Valley, with vital services reaching as far afield as Keighley, Halifax and Barnsley. Some of them run one day a week, others daily (except Sundays), but all of them provide a vital and carefully considered link for the communities and districts they serve.

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