Transport accessibility and mobility

Blue badges, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, accessible public transport, taxi and private hire cars.


  1. Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

    Apply for or renew a Blue Badge, amend or cancel a saved application, track your application

  2. Apply for an older person's bus pass

    Some older people can get free travel on local buses - contact your council to check your eligibility and apply for a bus pass

  3. Blue Badge scheme: information from your council

    Blue Badge parking permits let disabled drivers and passengers park nearer to where they're going - find out more about Blue Badges from your council

  4. Get a Blue Badge

    Check you're eligible for a Blue Badge, apply and find out where you can park.

  5. Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

    Contact your local council to find out who issues disabled bus passes in your area as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Qualifying for a Blue Badge
  2. The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England
  3. Using tactile paving surfaces
  4. Making transport accessible for passengers and pedestrians
  5. Running a Blue Badge parking scheme
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News and communications

  1. New partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK to improve journeys for disabled road users
  2. People with hidden disabilities to benefit from Blue Badges
  3. Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network
  4. Government puts disabled passengers first by backing innovative projects to improve train journeys
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Research and statistics

  1. Transport and disability (TSGB12)
  2. Blue badge scheme statistics: 2018
  3. Blue badge scheme statistics: data tables (DIS)
  4. Disabled Person’s Railcard and assisted journeys data: 2018 to 2019 (P1 to P4)
  5. Taxis, private hire vehicles and their drivers (TAXI)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. RVAR exemption: door closure warning times for London underground trains
  2. Blue Badge (disabled parking) scheme eligibility review
  3. Draft transport accessibility action plan
  4. Inclusive Transport Strategy
  5. Blue Badge (disabled parking) scheme eligibility consultation: summary of responses and outcome
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Accessible journey planning data
  2. Households with good transport access to key services or work
  3. Blue badge scheme contract
  4. Grant funding paid to mobility centres
  5. Appeals by bus companies about free bus travel reimbursements
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