Good, accessible transport extends opportunities for everyone. Our information and advice team can provide advice on transport issues.
Useful Age UK factsheets
The TaxiCard greatly reduced fares for taxi travel. This card is for those unable to use buses or trains because of long-term disability or injury.
The European Parking Badge is a disabled parking badge. The scheme gives on-street parking concessions to people who have severe mobility problems.
To order application forms for both of these schemes ontact Harrow Social Services on 020 8901 2680.
DisabledGo - this website gives details of accessible arrangements wherever you are going.
Transport for London
TfL have a travel mentoring scheme to help disabled Londoners with their travel plans.
They also publish some helpful guides showing the number of steps and availability of lifts at different stations.
Older Person's Freedom Pass
Older persons freedom pass age has changed and is not 60 years anymore. Please call our office on 020 8861 7980 to check when you do become eligible or use the online eligivility checker below:
Info about 60+ oyster:
If you're aged 60 or over and live in London you might be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard. A 60+ London Oyster photocard allows you to travel free on public transport in London from the age of 60 until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.
To be eligible for a 60+ Oyster photocard you must live in a London Borough and be aged 60 or over.
With a 60+ London Oyster photocard you'll be able to travel free on a bus, tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
Dial-a-Ride - 0343 222 7777
A pre-booked, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door minibus service for those who find it impossible to use ordinary transport. This service is charged per mile.
Harrow Community Transport - 020 8427 6619
This service offers volunteer car drivers who can take you beyond Harrow to London Hospitals or stations. There is a mileage charge.
National Express coach disounts
Anyone over 60 is automatically eligible for big discounts when they book tickets with National Express.
IMPORTANT - this concession ends on 31 October 2011 due to government funding cuts.
If you are over 60 then you could get a third off rail fares if you buy this card for £26 annually.
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Disabled and reduced mobility Airport Guide
This guide produced by Parkat covers multiple accessibility issues at the airport. It has been created to help relieve some of the stress and worry which is very common among disabled persons when travelling through unfamiliar environments such as an airport.
Included in the guide is information such as travelling with a visual impairment, travelling with breathing problems, flying with guide dogs, travelling with autism, wheelchair access, help at the car park and much more.