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DaRT 3 Map

DaRT 3 - North East Braintree

To book a journey on the DaRT 2 service, please call 01621 874411.

You will be asked for

  • Your name
  • Telephone number
  • Where you would like to go
  • Where you would like to be collected from
  • What time you need to go

(Please give at least 2 hours notice before travelling)

About this bus service

Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) is an alternative way of providing access to key services in rural areas.
Instead of using fixed routes with fixed stops and times, DaRT customers book journeys with the operator in advance and are picked up from an agreed point - often their own home, a bus stop or a local place of interest.
You can use it:

- to go shopping
- attend a health appointment
- get to/from work, school or college
- visit friends

Where can I travel?

Passengers can travel to a from anywhere within the parishes shown on the map, between these parishes, and also direct to Saffron Walden town, Bishops Stortford town, healthcare facilities in Royston & Barely, Essex and Herts Hospital as well as the closest train stations.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will concessinary bus passes be accepted?

Yes, concessionary bus passes will still be accepted (After 0900 Monday to Friday and all day Saturday)

2. What sort of vehicles will be used?

8 to 16 seat vehicles with the DaRT Essex logo.

3. Can passengers take their trolleys?

Yes. There will be a cage area in the mini bus for trolleys. It is advised you mention this when booking your journey.

4. Can you travel by yourself?

Yes, a taxi may be used when the numbers travelling are very small.

5. How will hospital appointments work?

When travel is booked generally the return journey time is also booked. You have the option to change it but if it less than 2 hours' notice you need to be flexible.

6. Can people who have a concessionary bus pass give a contribution towards the scheme?

The ENCTS is a national scheme. You can always pay the fare instead of using you bus pass. but if the bus pass is presented free travel must be allowed. The operator will be reimbursed by ECC for concessionary travel journeys.

7. Does the DaRT mean that passsengers can travel every day?

Yes, you can any time between 0600 to 2000 Monday to Saturday. Passengers are asked to be flexible so bookings can be grouped together.

8. Can a relative or friend book on your behalf?

Yes.

9. Can people use the service to go out for social / leisure activities?

Yes, experience has shown passengers often choosess to book the service as a group and passengers who previously could not use a conventional service can use the DaRT. As long as it is safe to do so the service can pick passengers up from their homes.

10. Can a group of people book together?

Yes, you will need to say how many people will be travelling.

11. Can I use my wheelchair?

Yes, you will need to give details when you book the service.