Welcome to Disabled Travel Advice

For the traveller who is disabled travelling anywhere can sometimes be a frustrating experience. The website was set up to help travellers with a disability access services which should make their experience of travelling much more pleasant.

Tube Travel for Wheelchair Users

While access to the tube for wheelchair users is steadily improving, travelling on the underground system can still be problematic for some passengers. Not all of London’s underground stations have access for wheelchair users, so it is vitally important that you confirm this prior to travel. To help wheelchair users,Transport …

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Travelling by Taxi as a Disabled Person

For many disabled people who are unable to drive or use public transport, such as buses and trains, the use of taxis and private hire vehicles is essential in enabling them to get around. Both taxis and private hire vehicles are able to be booked in advance for a door-to-door …

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Travelling by Tram for Wheelchair Users

Trams as a means of public transport are making a come back across the UK, and other European cities, as local authorities realise the importance of reducing road traffic congestion. At present there are six tram systems in the UK and these are at: Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Croydon and …

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Train Travel when Blind or Visually Impaired

The introduction of modern rolling stock, better station facilities and staff training has greatly improved the experience of travelling by train for disabled passengers. If you will require assistance either at the station or on the train it is important to inform the railway company as soon as possible. Ideally …

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Train Travel when Deaf or Hearing Impaired

Train travel for deaf and hearing impaired passengers has improved considerably with the introduction of new rolling stock and disability training for many front line staff. Booking A Ticket When buying a ticket from the booking office at most major stations it is usually possible to amplify sound via an …

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Train Travel for Wheel Chair Users

In recent years rail companies have made great improvements not only to making their trains more accessible for disabled passengers but in making many stations step free or installing lifts to compliment footbridges, enabling train travel to be a realistic option for many wheelchair users. Planning Your Journey When planning …

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Bus Travel for Deaf or Hearing Impaired

With the ever increasing cost of motoring the bus is back in vogue with many commuters. Travelling by bus if you are deaf or hearing impaired can be a challenge but there are ways of making things run as smoothly as possible. Since April 2008 deaf and hearing impaired passengers,along …

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Bus Travel and the Blind or Visually Impaired

Travelling by bus for many blind and visually impaired passengers can be very difficult, especially at request stops, which are almost impossible for passengers who are blind or visually impaired to use independently. In some cases there have been reports of such passengers walking to compulsory stop bus stops, just …

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Bus Travel and Wheelchair Users

Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all new buses used on either …

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Sailing for the Disabled

Sailing, either as a holiday or as a day out, is an activity that is not confined just to participation by able bodied people and is able to be enjoyed by people with disabilities including hearing and visual impairments and wheelchair users. The Royal Yachting Association’s Sailability programme has the …

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