Coordinates: 51°29′32.7″N 0°04′50.2″W / 51.492417°N 0.080611°W / 51.492417; -0.080611

The Dial a Ride logo, a roundel like all branches of TfL.
The Dial a Ride logo, a roundel like all branches of TfL.

London Dial-a-Ride run by Transport for London (TfL) is a door-to-door community transport service for people with a permanent or long term disability or health problem who are unable, or virtually unable to use public transport.[1][2]

Historic sectors

Following the successful development of GAD-about, a local network of bus-comparable transport for disabled people in Greenwich in the 1980s, a clone prototype project was developed for London Transport which was then handed over in a modular form to allow easy implementation and scaling up.

Map of the London Dial-a-Ride service areas before 2003.
Map of the London Dial-a-Ride service areas before 2003.

Until 2003, the London Dial-a-Ride service consisted of six sectors, each of which had its own main colour on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibuses:[3]

  Central London (Camden, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster)[4]
  North London (Barnet, City of London, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington)
  North East London (Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest)
  South East London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark)
  South London (Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth)
  West London (Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames)

Fleet

As of 2019, the fleet comprises 309 accessible vehicles.[5]

A newer dial-a-ride low floor minbus.
A newer dial-a-ride low floor minbus.
A Mercedes-Benz Vito minibus.
A Mercedes-Benz Vito minibus.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dial a Ride". tfl. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  2. ^ "London Dial-a-Ride". Age UK. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ AndrewHA's (12 October 2011). "London Dial-A-Ride". Flickr. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Central London Dial-a-Ride". Central London Dial-a-Ride. Archived from the original on 3 March 2001. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ Boff, Andrew; Khan, Sadiq (8 July 2019). "Dial-a-Ride". Mayor's Question Time. Retrieved 25 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)