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Minibus services for prisoners' families

Prison Visiting Transport Service (PVTS)

Minibus services in the West Midlands for the familes and friends of people in prisons

The Prison Visiting Service offers transport for families and friends living in the West Midlands wishing to visit someone in selected local prisons. The regular services currently in operation are:

  • HMYOI Brinsford and HMP Featherstone have 2 services per week (Wednesday and Saturday)
  • HMP Hewell has 2 services per week (Tuesday and Thursday)

Booking Procedure

Any person that wishes to use the service must register and book a seat, seats must also be booked for children. Registration is easy and can be done over the phone. When registering, callers will be advised on the closest pick up points, fares and the Assisted Prison Visiting Scheme. (Eligible users of the Assisted Prison Visting Scheme can claim back the costs of their fares).

All passengers are required to cancel any seat that will no longer be needed, even a child seat. This seat will then be offered to another user.

With special thanks to our funder Centro and a very big thank you to all staff and supporters of the project.

Useful Organisations:
  • S.H.A.R.P — 01743 245 365
  • Prisoners Families Helpline — 0808 808 2003
  • Assisted Prison Visiting Unit — 0845 300 1423
Enquiry Form

Commmunity Transport Prison Visiting Service
Unit 3a Garrison Street
B9 4BN
Tel: 0800 316 9048
Fax : 0121 771 1520

Hours of operation:-5 days a week (Tuesday to Saturday)

Passenger Services Supervisor - Steve Holt