Dial A Lift

⇒   Door-to-Door option for individuals living in rural areas of the Causeway Coast & Glens borough council.  All service users registered must pay an annual   membership fee. 

⇒   Due to funding pressures, it is restrictive to a 15 mile travel radius.

⇒   Service users who retain valid smart-pass can use this on this particular service enabling free or half fare transport but concessionary travel is only permitted         three times per week maximum.

⇒   This service operates Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm.

⇒   Rates;

  • 0-5 miles – £3.00
  • 5-10 miles – £4.00
  • 10-15 miles – £5.00
  • 15-20 miles – £6.50
  • 20-25 miles – £7.50
  • 25-30 miles – £8.50
  • 30+ miles – £0.30p per mile.

Disability Action

⇒   North Coast Community Transport delivers transport in the towns of Ballymoney, Coleraine, Ballymena and Limavady on behalf of Disability Action, Belfast.

⇒   This urban service is for members of Disability Action not North Coast Community Transport and you must meet their required eligibility to become a service user.

⇒   If you require any information on this service or a Membership Application Form please contact;

Disability Action Transport Scheme,
Portside Business Park,
189 Airport Road West, Belfast
Telephone: 02890297880
Textphone: 02890297882
Fax: 02890297881
Email : transport@disabilityaction.org
Web: www.disabilityaction.org/transport

Wheels to Wellbeing

 Wheels 2 Wellbeing is a new service from North Coast Community Transport.
The service is funded through the National Lottery Community Fund for four years from October 2020.
The service is available to residents in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and the old Ballymena Borough council areas.
The service is a membership service available to current and new users who wish to attend; hospital / health appointments (which includes outside the operational area), religious services, shopping trips, further and higher education courses, training, employment and recreational pursuits.
The service is membership only and operates Monday – Friday 8-8pm and Saturday & Sunday 9-5pm.

Individual Passenger Rates
Single Trip Return Trip
0-5 Miles £3.50 £7.00
5-10 Miles £4.50 £9.00
10-15 Miles £6.00 £12.00
15-20 Miles £7.50 £15.00
20-25 Miles £9.00 £18.00
25-30 Miles £10.50 £21.00
30+ £0.40 per mile

If you are on an income based benefit you may be entitled to help with travel to hospital appointment costs.
For further information on the NHS Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme (HTCS) please contact the appropriate health and social care trust.

Group Travel

⇒   Our Fleet of 20 vehicles cater for 16 passenger seats and are available to assist with any group transport including luncheon clubs, youth groups, church groups, afterschool clubs and women’s clubs.

⇒   Each vehicle is fitted with on-board lifts to assist those travelling with mobility issues.

⇒   Groups have an option of ‘with driver’ or ‘without driver’ bus hire but those hiring without must have a qualified, Midas (Minibus Driving Awareness Scheme) trained driver. NCCT can arrange and deliver MiDas training if required. An annual fee of £15.00 is required in submission with forms.

⇒   Rates for ‘with driver’ hire are £14.00 per hour and £0.70p per mile
⇒   Rates for ‘without driver’ hire are £35 half day (up to 5hours) or £70 full day (5hours or over) and £0.70p per mile.

⇒   Please be advised that Minibus drivers must hold the correct category on their driving licence to legally drive a minibus and if you are unsure, contact our main office for guidance.  A Cancellation charge of £25.00 will be applied if 24 hour notice is not received.

⇒   North Coast Community Transport can also arrange larger group travel through our brokerage agreement with a local coach company.

MiDas Training

MiDas helps improve minibus safety by working with your organisation to enhance skills for drivers. It is a nationally recognised standard for the training and assessment of minibus drivers. The training consists of both a practical and theory assessment and takes approximately 4 hours in total to complete. There are two levels of training offered, standard and accessible.

The standard covers and Introduction to MiDAS, Driving a Minibus, Common Driving Faults and How to Avoid Them,Legal Requirements and Good Practice for Minibus Drivers,Minibus Equipment,Passenger Awareness, Assistance and Safety,Safety for Passengers who use Wheelchairs in Minibuses and Breakdown, Accident and Emergency Procedures. The accessible training covers all content of the standard training but includes the training of clamping in wheelchairs

The cost of MiDas training is £80.00per person.