City of York Council has provided local organisation York Wheels with £190,000 in grant funding to support the delivery of two new Dial & Ride buses.
Dial & Ride is a flexible door-to-door bus service for York residents who find it difficult to use standard buses due to age or mobility problems. Dial & Ride will take users from their homes to several popular destinations including:
- major supermarkets
- shopping centres
- York city centre
The buses are all equipped for people who have difficulty walking and are also wheelchair-friendly. The service is run by York Wheels Ltd with financial assistance from the council.
Councillor Andy D’Agorne, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport, at City of York Council, said: “Over the years, York has built up significant levels of bus use and we are committed to doing what we can to protect our bus services, which provide a lifeline and connection for so many in York. We want our historic city to be accessible and inclusive for all. Dial & Ride buses offer the opportunity for our disabled and less mobile residents to get out and about safely and comfortably.”
Chairman of York Wheels Ltd, Rob Atkinson, said: "We are pleased to have taken delivery of these two new buses for the Dial & Ride operation, as they will ensure that we can continue to provide a reliable and comfortable service within the city. On behalf of the trustees, volunteers, staff and, most importantly, our passengers I would like to thank City of York Council for their ongoing support to the charity, providing funding for these two new buses, along with ongoing financial support.”
Places are limited, so seats must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by calling (01904) 551441. Lines are open 8am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance.
For more information on services offered and how to book a seat, visit the Dial & Ride website.