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

Contact Info:

Down and Armagh Rural Transport Partnership
                39 High Street Lurgan Craigavon County Armagh BT66 8AH
Telephone: 02838 317810
Fax: 02838 343499

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