What is Dial-a-Ride?

Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport service tailored to meet the needs of Tendring District’s elderly and disabled people.

Dial-a-Ride operates Monday to Friday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dial-a-Ride operates Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

How do I book a journey?

Please telephone 01255 436962 to book Dial-A-Ride.

Our bookings team will help you. They will need to know your name, address, your destination, the time you have chosen to be collected from your home and the return destination and time. For example, you may wish to be taken to the supermarket and picked up at the library for the return journey you can make a block booking of up to four weeks. The choice is yours

We will do everything we can to ensure that our transport services are tailored to meet your needs.

What happens if I am not offered the booking of my choice?
If we are unable to offer you the journey of your choice, we will offer you an alternative. If we have no alternative, we will give you the contact details of other schemes who work in partnership with TCT who may be able to assist you.

How much does it cost?
The service is free to anyone with a valid bus pass, if you do not hold a valid bus pass a fare is chargeable, please ring 01255 436962 for up-to-date information. Please do not tip our Dial-a-Ride drivers who are paid employees. You can better help the scheme by making a donation.

Please note that Dial-a-Ride does not operate on Bank Holidays which fall on the following days in 2015.

Bank Holidays England & Wales   2017
Public Holiday  2nd January
 Good Friday  14th April
 Easter Monday 17th April
 May Bank Holiday  1st May
 Spring Bank Holiday   29th May
 Summer Bank Holiday  28th August
 Christmas Day  25th December
 Boxing Day  26th December

Feedback on your experience of our services is always welcomed. Click on feedback, ring 01255 436962, or email the Chief Executive Officer at tendring.ct@btconnect.com