Dial-A-Ride On Match Days
Plymouth Argyle are partnering with Access Plymouth to provide a new service to assist supporters with access needs in visiting Home Park.
The Dial-a-Ride scheme will provide a door-to-door service to and from Home Park on Saturdays when The Pilgrims have a home first-team fixture. This will begin from 13 August, when Argyle meet Peterborough United.
A bespoke service is provided, with vehicles able to be customised according to the needs of the user, in a way that standard cars, buses or minibuses are not. This allows the service to cater for a wide range of people with different access requirements, including wheelchair users.
The service is open to all fans who qualify for a bus pass due to age or disability.
Users sign up to the scheme on a monthly subscription basis. One month’s travel, for someone living within four miles of Home Park, costs £20 per person, with a carer travelling for free. For those more than four miles outside Home Park, the price is £34.
Payments must be made in advance to secure a place – no payments can be accepted on the day. Space is limited, so supporters are encouraged to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This innovation follows results in a recent club survey in which responses clearly indicated a demand for this service.
The move is also in line with our environmental ambitions. We can reduce our collective carbon footprint with supporters sharing vehicles to fixtures in this way, with the added benefit of helping to alleviate traffic and parking congestion.
Bookings can be made through Access Plymouth (not through Argyle) on 01752 600633, Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 5pm. You can also enquire via firstname.lastname@example.org.