Who is Down Armagh Rural Transport (DART)?
Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership (DART) Ltd, was formed in 1999 as a as a multi-agency, not-for-profit community transport partnership, we are a Company Limited by Guarantee (Companies Registration Number NI 38364) and a Registered Charity (Charity Number XR.35850). DART deliver a range of pre-booked fully accessible community transport services within the Craigavon & Banbridge council areas.
What transport services are available?
Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership provides a range of transport service options tailored to suit individual and group travel requirements:
• Group hire (with driver) and without driver minibus hire, for use by the local community, voluntary and not-for-profit sector.
• Door to Door (Dial-A-Lift), a safe, individual, wheelchair friendly transport service for people living in rural areas of Craigavon & Banbridge who have difficulty accessing everyday services.
How to access DART services:
In order to use DART you will need to register as a member. Joining DART is easy – just contact the office and our staff will be happy to talk you through the registration process. Membership to DART is for individuals is £5.00 per annum and for groups is £30.00 per annum.
Once you have signed up as a member, simply contact the office to book your transport giving as much notice as possible. We will do our very best to have a vehicle available for you.
How much does it cost to travel?
Members with valid Smart Passes can travel for free or half fare on Dial a Lift services through the Assisted Rural Travel Scheme (ARTS). Other services – for individuals and groups – are priced affordably.
DART provides a range of approved and accredited transport training programmes to member groups and individuals. including;
• Midas Driver Training
• Midas Car & MPV
•Passenger Assistant Training
•5 Steps to Safety