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Ring & Ride


Ring & Ride provide accessible, low cost transport to disabled people and older people with walking difficulties. If you qualify, you can book a Ring & Ride accessible minibus to take you, and an accompanying adult, door to door for journeys of up to 6 miles in Greater Manchester.

There are some exceptions where registered users may travel more than 6 miles from their home address as long as the destination is within Greater Manchester.
Trips which may be considered include:

  • Travel to the nearest local hospital
  • Travel to the nearest town centre or accessible transport facility

Ring & Ride minibuses are suitable for taking wheelchairs, and all drivers have had special accessibility and disability-awareness training.


Drop in Surgeries

We want your feedback! During October we will be holding surgeries so you can come and talk to us about the Ring and Ride service. See below for dates and times:

Monday 14th October 2019

Trafford 1000-1200 Urmston Library Unit 34 Golden Way Urmston M41 ONA
Salford 1400-1600 Swinton Library 100 Chorley Road Swinton M27 6BP
Wigan North 1100-1300 Grand Arcade (Food Court) 23 Crompton Street Wigan WN1 1BH

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Stockport 1300-1500 Stockport Library Wellington Road South Stockport
Oldham 1000-1200 Oldham Library Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Bury 1000-1200 Bury Elms Com. Centre Green Lane Whitefield M45 7FD
Rochdale 1400-1600 Rochdale Central Library, Smith Street OL16 1XU Room G04

Thursday 17th October 2019

Bolton 1000-1200 Bolton Hub Bold Street BL1 1LS
Wigan South 1400-1600 Leigh Library Turnpike Centre Civic Square Market Street Leigh WN7 1EB
South Manchester 1400-1500 Didsbury Library 692 Wilmslow Road M20 2DN

Friday 18th October 2019

Tameside 1000-1200 Age Concern Katherine Street Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AW
Nth Manchester 1400-1600 Abraham Moss Library Crescent Rd Manchester M8 5UF


Do you qualify?

To use Ring & Ride you must:


Prices

The cost of a journey depends on how which concessionary pass you are eligible for:

  • £1.10 if you have a Concessionary Plus Pass (£1.60 for an accompanying adult). A prepaid 10 journey ticket can be purchased on the bus.
  • £1.60 if you have a Concessionary Disabled Person Pass (£3 for an accompanying adult)
  • £1.60 if you are over 70 with mobility issues and have an Over-60 pass after 9.30am Monday to Friday and at weekends (£3 for an accompanying adult at all times)
  • £3.10 if you are over 70 with mobility issues and have an Over-60 pass before 9.30am Monday to Friday (£3.10 for an accompanying adult at all times)
  • £2.10 if you have travel vouchers

An accessible minibus will pick you up from your front door.

There are some exceptions where registered users may travel more than 6 miles from their home address as long as the destination is within Greater Manchester.
Trips which may be considered include:

  • Travel to the nearest local hospital
  • Travel to the nearest town centre or accessible transport facility

Register for Ring & Ride

You must register before you can book a journey. It's free to register, and you can join in a number of ways:


Book your journey

Once you're registered, you can book your journey. You can do this from between seven days to an hour before you travel.

Phone us: 0161 200 6011.


Group bookings

In some circumstances, we may be able to accommodate requests of pre-bookings for groups of over 6 people who want to make a regular journey to the same destination.

These bookings will be reviewed with the organiser after a period of 3 months.


Special bookings

Where a group of people wish to make a one-off journey to a specific destination e.g. the theatre, this can be accommodated depending on availability.

To avoid disappointment please give as much notice as possible.


Wheelchairs / walking frames / trolleys / children's car seats

Please tell the call centre when you book if you have any of these items as we will need to allow space for them on the vehicle.

Car seats must be taken with you when you leave the bus.


Cancellations

If you need to cancel your trip please let us know at the earliest opportunity. This will allow your trip to be given to another person.

If you travel as part of a group booking and you cancel repeatedly we may remove you from the group booking and request you book as an individual passenger instead.


Job vacancies

To find out if we have any driving or customer adviser vacancies please call 0161 244 1193.


Contact Us

To contact us with a query, feedback or complaint please phone us on 0161 200 6011 or 0845 688 4933.

Alternatively you can email at: enquiries@ringandride.info