Redditch Dial and Ride which is operated by Redditch Borough Council have been providing a door to door service for those in Redditch who find it difficult to use conventional public transport for well over 20 years. The service operates on community bus permits and uses a number of tail lift minibuses to provide the service. The service operates out of the ground floor of the Car Park 3 in the town centre alongside the Redditch Shop mobility service. The vehicles are garaged at the Councilís Cross Gate depot on the Park Farm Industrial Estate. This Mobility service provides wheelchairs and motor scoters for shoppers to use whilst at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre and was the first of its kind in the Country. In September 2014 the Dial a Ride service further expanded its operation by taking over two bus routes the 53 to Plymouth Road and the 65 to Abbeydale and for this service it acquired an Optare Alero. The Alero is the the Optare Soloís little sister and was designed to operate on routes too large for the Solo type vehicle. This was not the first buis route to be operated by the Dial a Ride service having run a service 52 fro Webheath to Abbey Stadium which was withdrawn in September due to poor usage.