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Transport can be more costly for disabled people. For example, 2 in 3 wheelchair users say they have been overcharged for a taxi or private hire vehicle because of their wheelchair. Find out how you can cut your travel costs:
Depending on where in the UK you live, you might be entitled to free or discounted bus travel. Find out more about bus passes and other travel concessions where you live by following the links below:
The Disabled Persons Railcard gives you a third off most rail fares. The discount is for 2 people – so you can save money for a friend or a carer too. You have to buy the railcard but it can pay for itself after just one journey. There’s lots of assistance available when travelling by train – including help getting on and off the train and help with luggage – all free of charge.
There is no national concessions scheme for coach travel. However discounted travel is available depending on which coach company you’re using.
National Express sells a Disabled Coach Card that gives a third off their standard fares.
Community transport (which is sometimes called ‘Dial a Ride’ or ‘Ring and ride’) is usually run by local authorities and can be a good alternative to taxis or public transport.
Find your local community transport provider on the CT Online website.
A Disabled Persons Freedom Pass will give you:
The London Taxicard Scheme gives subsidised taxis for disabled people who find using public transport difficult..
Life costs more if you're disabled, disabled people and their families face many extra costs. These extra costs include expensive equipment, higher energy bills and sometimes paying over the odds (e.g.
Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone had any experiences of traveling by train with their LD child / young adult / adult and whether it was a positive experience or not.
@Waylay I think that the DWP hope that people who get turned down think f**k it and don't ask for a mandatory reconsideration or even take them to the tribunal.
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