Welcome to the Elenor House Travel Plan Site. We’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.
This page is designed for you! Think of this page as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Bus stops/timetables/fares
- Train station/timetables
- Cycle training
- Taxi services
- Health Walks
- Door to Door Services and more!
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give and you use is up to date.
Many local bus services operate within close proximity to your new home with the closest stop located 130m northwest along London Road. This stop provides frequent routes into St Albans city centre and the surrounding areas.
St Albans City Rail Station is located approximately 1km northwest from Eleanor House and is easily accessible from your new home.
The station is reachable on foot but also by the bus services detailed above. The rail station provides frequent access to destinations including Brighton (115 mins), Sutton (90 mins), London Blackfriars (45 mins), Bedford (40 mins), Farringdon (35 mins), London St Pancreas (25 mins) and Luton (15 mins).
Thinking about getting more confident on your bike in a bid to be more sustainable or live a more active life? Hertfordshire County Council offer a bikeability course with three levels. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the webpage at: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/keep-active/cycle-training/cycle-training.aspx
St Albans Health Walks are a great way to get fitter and healthier whilst socialising with little expense. To find out about and register to walk go to: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-england/st-albans-health-walks
Or alternatively turn up on the day!
NHS Exercise Guidelines
To stay healthy adults aged 65 and above should be exercising by completing two types of physical activity per week, one aerobic and one muscle strengthening. This equates to:
- At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and;
- Muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.
This information is from https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-older-adults.aspx. What could you do to increase your level of exercise?
Local Taxi Companies
Just need a taxi to get you from A to B? Luckily St Albans is well catered for. You may even be eligible for Taxi Vouchers from St Albans City & District Council if you:
- Have a permanent disability
- Do not have regular access to a private car
- Resident over 75 years of age
- Do not have regular access to a private car
A1 Taxi, Abbey Astar and Arena Taxis are among some of the companies listed. A full list is provided on https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/Taxi_Vouchers/
St Albans City and District Council offer a dial-a-ride service (mon-fri 9:00am-4:30pm) for people over 75 or people with a mobility or sensory impairment who have difficulty or discomfort using a regular bus service. Dial-a-ride can be used for an all manner of journeys from shopping to visiting a friend. The service costs £1.90 for the first mile and 45p every mile after. You can apply online or call 01992 556771.
For those who don’t fit into the requirements, alternative services are listed on Hertfordshire’s community transport directory such as the Community Car Scheme provided by the Royal Voluntary Service.
Door to Door Services
It is common nowadays for a number of supermarkets to deliver your grocery shopping straight to your door. ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose/Ocado are among some of the supermarkets providing this service.
You may be eligible for concessionary travel on public transport if you are 60 years or over. If you haven’t already contacted Hertfordshire County Council, you can do so online or by contacting them on 0300 123 4050.
Thinking about getting rid of your car but not sure of committing because you still need to use it every so often? Why not think of hiring a car? It is quick, cheap, convenient and easy to use.
EasyCar Club allows owners to rent out their cars to other members of the public on a hourly, daily or weekly basis – perfect for a trip to the shops, getting to an appointment or visiting family for the weekend. See https://carclub.easycar.com/ for more information.