Flintshire’s first “DRT” hits the road
Flintshire County Council has recently introduced a Demand Responsive Service (DRT) to the Buckley area and it is proving to be popular with residents.
DRT will be rolled out across all rural areas of the County where commercial services are not available. It provides residents with valuable links to transport services along Flintshire’s bus network and will operate using one of Flintshire’s distinctive 16 seater wheelchair accessible vehicles.
At a recent coffee morning at Hope Community Centre, Flintshire officers and members were on hand to introduce the scheme and also answer any questions.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
“It’s great to be here today to introduce this innovative service. It is a prebookable service and people need to register to use it. The annual registration fee is £10.00 however, passengers registered for the Community Ring and Ride service for medical appointments are registered for free.”
Registration and bookings can be made by calling the dedicated booking line on 01352 704771. Passengers will be picked up at a location convenient to them and taken to a key ‘hub’ or a bus stop along the core network. Journeys may be co-ordinated with other passenger journeys to ensure maximum passenger numbers are accommodated at the cost of £1.70 per journey. Welsh Concessionary Travel Pass Cards are accepted on the service.
The service will be available 9am-3pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Sarah Blake - FCC Officer, Alec Hooson, Cllr David Healey, Cllr Carolyn Thomas, Joan Hunt, Keith Bell and driver Gerry O'Shea