This resource page provides links to information about accessible transport, both nationally and locally and has been collated by DAA members. We hope you find it useful.
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Our DAA Transport project produced a video to promote the successes of the project around the UK. This video is a collaboration between Stephen Brookes (Steering Group member and Transport Project Chair), Blackpool Transport, the Office for Disability Issues and volunteer trainers. You can view the video here.
Gov.UK – includes a section called “Transport if you’re disabled”. This includes transport on trains, planes, cars, taxis and minicabs, buses, coaches and wheelchairs for disabled people. Related information about disability equipment and transport can also be found using a link on the right hand side of the page. This information can be located on the Gov.Uk website here.
NIdirect government services – provides motoring and transport information for disabled people (including areas such as: Public and community transport, Your vehicle and licence, Blue Badge scheme, Travel information for people with reduced mobilities, and Your rights – motoring and transport. This information is on their website here.
Disability Rights UK – leaflet “Doing Transport Differently” is written by and for people with lived experience of a disability, or health condition, who would like to access public transport. It can be downloaded from their website here.
Citizens Advice Bureau – has pages online which offer advice for disabled people who want to use the train, bus or a taxi. They also has information on concessionary fares and what services are available. These pages can be found here.
Scope – has information on its website about Independent living for disabled people, including a section on transport. You can locate this information here. Scope can also be contacted by telephone for disability advice on: 0808 800 3333.
Travel training for disabled people that want to test out rail journeys.
Transport for All – provides information on public transport in London for disabled people. Links are available on their website here for different methods of transport. You can also talk to them about planning a journey, by calling their transport information line on 020 7737 2339 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport for All and uberASSIST – launched a transport option designed to provide additional assistance in London for disabled riders and others with access needs, including those who may just feel more comfortable with an extra hand when getting from A to B at the tap of a button. All uberASSIST partner-drivers have completed a disability equality course, developed by Transport for All and delivered by disabled trainers on behalf of Inclusion London. Further information can be found here.
Age UK Harrow – believes good, accessible transport extends opportunities for everyone. Their information and advice team provides advice on transport issues in Harrow. Information for this area can also be located on their website here.
If you know of any other useful resources, please let us know.