The article reviews the present position of the sale dial-a-ride service in greater Manchester. Of the many similar services introduced in the UK only this service survives in its original form. Although the service carries 120000 passengers annually this must be increased to 180000 to eliminate an annual deficit of found20000. The six Bedford cf340-based minibuses in the fleet have suffered reliability problems and may be replaced with Dodge 50-series vehicles. The service includes many regular bookings such as home-to-school for children and home-to-clinic for old people. This type of operation has allowed the drivers to build up social contacts within the community. It is essential that the operating economies planned be successful if the system is to survive. (TRRL)

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 46-48
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 150
    • Issue Number: 3837
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-3063

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM