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Customer Notices:

  • The Department for Communities (DfC) and Disability Action are joining forces to host an event to recognise and celebrate United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2019. This event is now SOLD OUT.

If you have a ticket to attend the event and are a disabled person we intend to run a shuttle service on the day from the Europa Bus Station, Belfast to the PRONI building in the Titanic Area of Belfast. 

A bus will leave the Europa Bus station from Stand 18  @ 10:45, 11:00 and 11:15

A bus will leave PRONI for Europa Bus station Stand 18 @ 14:10, 14:20 and 14:30

Cost of each journey is £2.50 per person

Capacity is limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

  • From 30th July 2018 there will be changes to the DATS service hours and fare price. These changes have been implemented as a result of a reduction in funding by the Department of Infrastructure. We are aware these changes will impact you and we will continue to challenge the reduction in funding.

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Do you have difficulty using public transport?

Here at Disability Action we recognise the various problems getting out and about when using public transport.  That is why we offer Disability Action Transport Scheme or DATS for short.  All of our vehicles are fully accessible and will allow you to travel within your local town.

One of our fully trained friendly drivers will collect you at home and bring you wherever you need to go within your travel zone – it can be for going to work, shopping, visiting friends and attending health related appointments – it is up to you.


Where can I travel?

DATS is a transport scheme that operates in and around large towns across Northern Ireland.  If you live in or close to one of these towns you can travel in and around this area – this is your travel zone.  When you become a member, you will be given more details on your travel zone.

What times can I use DATS?

Monday – Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: varies depending on area, contact your local provider for more information
Bank/Public Holidays: No service

How to book?

When you become a member you will be given a phone number to contact to make bookings for your trips.

You can book a trip up to seven days in advance.  Although members can make bookings on the same day they wish to travel, it is best to request a booking at least 48 hours in advance.

A member of our Booking Office team will give you a call to confirm your trip booking.

Booking office opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday& Sundays: Booking lines closed
Bank/Public holidays: Booking lines closed

How much does it cost?

Single Trip: £2.50
Children Under 5: Free
Children 5-16: £1.25

NI Concessionary Fares Scheme is not available on DATS.

How to become a member?

Membership of DATS is free, you just need to complete an application form and meet the criteria to become a member.

Download a DATS membership form here or request a DATS membership form from a member of our transport team on 028 9029 7870 or email [email protected]

DATS is an interim service which will operate until such time as the Department for Infrastructure has considered how best to meet the transport needs for disabled people across Northern Ireland.  DATS is funded through grant assistance provided by the Department for Infrastructure.

Download our DATS Leafet here for more information on our Service.


DATS Logo: Disability Action Transport Scheme