Download the new Flexiroute Passenger App for the DaRT87 service.
The new app for the DaRT87 (Demand Responsive Transport) fully accessible minibus service makes travel simple and hassle free.
Launching in time for Christmas trips and return to work and school in the new year, the app will make those peak and off peak journeys easier to handle. It is now even better value with a new flat-rate fare for journeys up to 7 miles. You can pay on board using contactless or use concessionary passes.
Download the Flexiroute Passenger app
Passengers can book and track their booked vehicle using the app:
- Download the Flexiroute Passenger App from Apple Store or Google Play
- Select Epping Forest from the regions list
- Register your details
Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) has funded the DaRT87 minibus service since January 2021 following the withdrawal of the Arriva 87 bus service by Essex County Council. The service is managed by Epping Forest Community Transport (EFCT) on behalf of EFDC.
Book a journey
The DaRT87 is a pre-booked fully accessible minibus service. The service must be prebooked at least 24 hours in advance either for one-off trips, or block bookings.
You can use the new app or call Epping Forest Community Transport on 01992 579556 to book a journey.
Concessionary bus passes are accepted from 9:30am onwards. There is a flat-rate fare of £2 for a journey up to 7 miles and £5 thereafter.
The vehicle is an accessible minibus with DaRT87 displayed on the front of the vehicle.
There is no fixed timetable, however, journeys can be shaped by demand e.g. NHS staff working certain shifts and college start times.
The route of the DaRT87 runs from:
- Debden Underground Station and Debden Broadway
- Loughton (including Rectory Lane, Pyrles Lane and England’s Lane)
- Theydon Bois
- Epping (including Epping Underground Station, Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices and St Margaret’s Hospital)
- Epping Green
- Staple Tye
- Harlow Town Centre (Playhouse stop)
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Sainsbury’s (Fifth Avenue)
Improved passenger experience
Councillor Nigel Bedford, Deputy Leader of Epping Forest District Council and Place Portfolio Holder said:
The launch of the new Flexiroute Passenger App streamlines the registration and booking process for the DaRT87 and delivers an improved passenger experience alongside the new simplified fare structure.
DaRT87 continues to be an important service to many regular and key worker users since its introduction in 2021. It provides an important service to the local community which is regularly reviewed to ensure it suits the customers’ needs.
For more information visit the DaRT87 webpage or contact Epping Forest Community Transport:
- Call 01992 579556
- Email email@example.com
- Visit the Epping Forest Community Transport website
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