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CT Newcastle

minibus hire and contract services

Community Transport Newcastle

Passenger transport services in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead & North Tyneside. We promote social inclusion and build stronger communities by helping more people to access shops, services, and job opportunities.

Minibus hire

Community and voluntary groups can hire our buses and can use either our drivers or save more money by having their own drivers trained. We are committed to providing safe transport at affordable prices, and therefore all drivers of CT minibuses must be trained to nationally recognised MiDAS standards.

Please contact our Newcastle team on 0191 265 9267.

Contracted minibus services

Our minibuses help people to get out and about and take part in a range of social and educational activities. Our purpose built vehicles are comfortable and fully accessible, with user friendly steps and a passenger lift. Our drivers are professional and friendly and deliver the highest standards of passenger care.

In partnership with Nexus, Age UK Newcastle and the Quality of Life Partnership, we provide a fortnightly shopping run for older people. Minibuses pick people up from home and take them to a local supermarket. This service costs £3 but carers travel free.

We are looking for further opportunities to work in partnership with 3rd Sector and statutory bodies to meet needs and improve life chances for disadvantaged groups and individuals across Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside. For all contract enquiries, please ring 0191 265 9267.


We have built up an excellent reputation for delivering high quality training, skills development and providing work experience to local people. Please refer to our training pages or contact us for more information about the following:

  • MiDAS minibus/ MPV/ car driver assessment and training.
  • Driver/Assessor training for MiDAS.
  • PCV D1 minibus driver training.
  • Passenger Assistant Training (PATS).
  • Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED).
  • Moving and Handling.
  • First Aid.

For training please email Kevin McCabe at or telephone on 0191 272 2209.


Whether you are looking for something rewarding to do with your leisure time, would like to develop your confidence or need work experience, we have a volunteer role for you. We are happy to accept whatever time you have to offer and out of pocket expenses will be paid.

In particular, due to the high demand from the community for our minibus services we are looking for volunteer drivers, especially if you have D1 entitlement on your licence and are happy to have a CRB check. Contact the Newscatle Team if you would like to hear more.

Enquiry Form

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Community Transport Newcastle

Unit 2,

Mill Lane North,


NE4 6QA.

The Grand
Heaton Terrace
0191 265 9267