SCA Transport provide the Dial a Ride service on behalf of Southampton City Council.
It is a dedicated transport service to help you if you are unable to use mainstream public transport. It is for people of all ages, living in Southampton. SCA Transport have specially adapted vehicles that can carry wheelchairs and seated passengers for journeys anywhere within the Southampton City boundaries.
During Covid times this service is still available and is being run with full PPE and social distancing measures in place.
We know this service makes a huge difference to people’s lives in normal times, enabling people to get out into their communities where they otherwise would not be able to. During lockdown and Shielding we know that trips out, whether for shopping, picking up prescriptions or simply catching up with friends (within the Government guidelines) are more important than ever.
All of our journeys are risk assessed in advance and you should have confidence that we will take care to understand your personal situation before we plan a journey with you.
The Dial a Ride bookings can be taken between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 10.30am on Saturday. Vehicle operating times are between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays.
An answering machine is available outside of normal office hours. We also take calls on Saturday between 9am and 10.30am for cancellations and same day availability.
“Dial a Ride has made it possible for me to visit my cousin and that has made us both happy. A big thank you.” (member comment)
|Up to 3 miles||£2.50||£4.50|
|Over 3 miles and up to 6 miles||£3.50||£6.00|
|Over 6 miles||£4.00||£7.00|
Fares depend upon your destination and if it is a single or return trip.
There is no charge to become a member of Dial a Ride but you must complete the membership application form.
All our buses are maintained to PSV standards and all our drivers are subject to rigorous recruitment checks and MiDAS trained.
Monthly Dial-a-Ride Trips:
Normally we offer a number of scheduled trips throughout the year to our members to fun and interesting places such as Whitley Shopping Village, Gunwharf Quays or Port Solent for fish and chips (very popular!)
Unfortunately the current restrictions mean we cannot offer these trips right now, but we look forward to inviting Members along again as soon as it is safe to do so.
“I went on most of the day trips last year and thoroughly enjoyed myself. My daughter and I really look forward to the next day trips.” (member comment)
Please call us on 023 8022 2289 for more information and an application form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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