Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership

Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership

DART is your local community transport provider operating in the County Armagh and County Down areas.

Our organisation was established in 1996 to address the major issue of social exclusion through the provision of safe, accessible and affordable transport solutions to groups and individuals in our local communities enabling them to access essential services, work, training and social activities.

DART is independent of private or public organisations, non-profit making, and community owned and managed through a management committee of local stakeholders.

With a rich heritage dating back to 1974, community transport in Craigavon & Banbridge has always focused on providing innovative solutions to community needs, solutions which place the user and community at the heart of the service. Today DART is committed to providing a range of accessible, flexible and high quality community based services for individuals and groups across Armagh and Down. We believe in citizen centered, user-led services and we strive to place the user at the heart of everything we do.


Community Transport Group Minibus Hire
DART Partnership provides an accessible minibus hire service to a wide range of community groups and organisations, including those working with the disabled, elderly, young people, and other vulnerable groups.

Private Hire - DART can also provide an affordable, reliable and flexible private hire bus service for your group for any event.

Dial-a-Lift (DAL)
Dial-A-Lift (DAL) is a transport option for individuals living in rural areas who are unable to, or have difficulty accessing local basic services due to the lack of transport ( e.g. access to a car or public transport). Dial-A-Lift can be used for a variety of different purposes including shopping, health appointments or general social and recreational purposes.

Disability Action Transport Service (DATS) - The Disability Action Transport Service (DATS) is a local urban transport service for people with disabilities or for those who find it difficult using mainstream public transport. Membership is free but a fare is charged for each trip taken.

Training Services
DART can offer your group accredited training in the following training programs:

  • MIDAS Driver & Accessible Driver training
  • MIDAS Passenger Assistant training
  • MIDAS Five Steps to safety including fire evacuation
  • MIDAS Car & MPV training.

Contact Details

NICVA will not disclose any contact details further to those published by the organisation below.


10 Charlestown Avenue
Carn Industrial Estate
Co Armagh
BT63 5ZF
United Kingdom


028 3831 7810

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