Transport and parking - Accessible transport for disabled and older people

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National information
  • All buses in the borough and neighbouring London boroughs are wheelchair accessible
  • However, buses based in Surrey may not be
Trains (over ground)
Underground trains (tube) and London transport
  • Transport for London can help you plan a journey on public transport. They can also arrange for someone to come with you on your first few trips.
  • More about assisted travel with TfL
The London Council website offers more information and details of how to apply. You'll need to ask for an application form and provide a passport sized photo, proof of residency and proof of identity.
You can apply for a Taxicard to make subsidised journeys in licensed London taxis and private hires vehicles. You can get a Taxicard if your main home is in the borough and you receive one of the following:
  • the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance,   
  • eight points or more for the moving around activity component of the PIP 
  • the War Pension Mobility Supplement  
  • or you are registered severely sight impaired/blind  
  • or you have serious mobility difficulties that restrict your access to mainstream public transport  
  • More about Taxicard from London Council website
Taxicard review
  • In July 2014 London Taxicard reviewed the scheme - Taxicard holders who have not used their cards since April 2012 have been removed. But you can reapply if you are still eligible.
  • More about the Taxicard review

Older person freedom passes
  • You can apply online through the London Council website for an older persons freedom pass
  • If your older persons Freedom Pass expires on 31 March 2015, you will soon receive a letter telling you how to renew it
  • More about freedom passes from London Councils

          Disabled person freedom pass
          • To apply for a disabled persons freedom pass you need to check whether you are eligible on the London Council website and then contact us
          • If we confirm you are eligible we will give you a letter of authorisation to take with you to the Post Office to apply for your pass. The London Council website describes how you apply at the Post Office
          • More about freedom passes from London Councils

              Community transport (for groups)
              • Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport provides accessible transport services for charities, voluntary and community organisations based in Richmond and Kingston upon Thames
              • These give older and disabled Londoners free travel on almost all public transport in London. You can read about the freedom pass on the London Council website and check your eligibility
              • Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport