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Sustainable Transport Branch

Accessible Transport Strategy Action Plan 2012-2015

This publication by the Department of Regional Development is the fourth in a series of Action Plans to deliver the 10 year Accessible Transport Strategy (ATS) which was published in March 2005.

The First Year Monitoring Report reflects the progress of work undertaken from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. You can view this document by clicking on the link below

Report on the Public Consultation on the Review of the Door 2 Door Scheme

The Department conducted a public consultation exercise on the Review of the Urban Door 2 Door service between 22 October 2012 and 14 January 2013. The Department published a Report on the public consultation on the Review of the Door 2 Door scheme on 16 May 2013. A copy is available by clicking on the link below.

You can view, or download, this document by clicking on the like below:

The Door-2-Door Transport scheme ended on 31 March 2013. The online facility to apply for membership is no longer available.

Changes to the Door-2-Door Transport service

An 'interim' scheme is being provided by Disability Action. Please contact them to find out more about their scheme:

Existing members of the Door-2-Door scheme will have automatically transferred to the new scheme and should continue using the same telephone number on their membership card to book journeys.

The Department has begun an evaluation of all of its transport policies and schemes to support social inclusion for older and disabled people and rural communities.  Subject to the timely availability of background information and stakeholder input, it is expected that this work will be completed by the end of 2013. The Department will then consider how best to take forward its conclusions.

Contact Details

If any of the documents above are not in a format which meet your needs please get in contact with us. We will be pleased to provide additional copies of this document in accessible formats e.g. in Large Print, Easyread, Braille, Audio CD or Daisy formats.

You can contact us at:

Sustainable Transport Branch
Regional Planning & Transport Division
Department for Regional Development
Room 3-01 Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Email us: atsinfo@drdni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9054 0468
Fax: 028 9054 0604
Textphone: 028 9054 0642

Building an Active Travel Future for Northern Ireland

As part of a wider programme of work to develop more sustainable transport arrangements, the Department established a cross-sectoral Active Travel Forum in March 2010 to deliver the vision for walking and cycling and a shift towards more sustainable modes of transport. Following Public Consultation and Executive approval the Active Travel Strategy “Building an Active Travel Future for Northern Ireland” was published in January 2013

The Active Travel Forum also prepared an “Action Plan for Active Travel” in support of the Active Travel Strategy which was published in August 2013.  

Both documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below ;

Future Railway Investment.

The Department conducted a public consultation exercise between 14 January and 12 April 2013 seeking the views of the public and stakeholders on the priorities for future investment in our railways up to and beyond 2035.

A report which summarises the responses can be viewed by clicking on the links below where all of the comments received can be read in full.

The Department is continuing to analyse all of the information gathered as a result of the consultation alongside the on-going wider analysis of future investment in transportation infrastructure and it is planned that a report on the railways analysis will be published later in the Autumn.

The Accessible Transport Strategy  

In 2005 the Department published the Accessible Transport Strategy (ATS).
The strategy seeks to address the barriers that impede use of the transport system by older people and people with disabilities.
A copy of the ATS can be found below in PDF Format:

An Accessible Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland 2015(511kb)

A full Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has also been carried out on the ATS. This can be downloaded by clicking the below link:

Equality Impact Assessment ATS (PDF)(588kb)

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Contact Details

If any of the documents above are not in a format which meet your needs please get in contact with us. We will be pleased to provide additional copies of this document in accessible formats e.g. in Large Print, Easyread, Braille, Audio CD or Daisy formats.

You can contact us at:

Mobility Inclusion Unit
Regional Planning & Transport Division
Department for Regional Development
Room 3-01 Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Email us: atsinfo@drdni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9054 0580
Fax: 028 9054 0604
Textphone: 028 9054 0642