A pre-bookable community bus service serving is proving to be a great success since it was launched by Epping Forest Community Transport.

In September this year, some 452 passengers travelled on the Hi-Bus (Harlow’s Integrated Shopper Bus), the new flexible bus service within Harlow.

Hi-Bus is a service launched by Epping Forest Community Transport Team that travels to neighbourhoods within 15 miles or under.

There may be fixed sections of where the bus travels but most of the route is flexible.

The bus service operates within the boundaries of Harlow, Monday to Friday, covering the town centre, Harlow Bus Station, Princess Alexandra Hospital and more.

Epping Forest Community Transport manager Angela Canham said: "We have been running the Hi-Bus service for three months now and it is proving to be a valuable service for people wanting to get around Harlow, including for shopping trips and medical appointments.

"We are keen to spread the word about the Hi-Bus service and would encourage more people to make use of the routes in the coming months. "

Passengers will need to be flexible with their times and can use their concessionary bus pass by showing the details to the driver or paying £4.20.

Concessionary passes must call the office giving their full details to the driver.

Hi-Bus journeys must be booked 72 hours in advance by ringing 01279 798876 Monday-Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.