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Accessibility Options

There are lots of types of transport in Cambridgeshire. The options available to you will depend on where you live, and what your support needs are.

There are a number of discount schemes and you may be eligible for a free bus pass (sometimes called a concessionary bus pass) if you meet age or disability criteria. 

You can find out about bus information for young people with a special educational need and/or disability in our Local Offer section.

Find out about buses including timetables and routes

If you are 60 years old or over, you can apply for a National Rail Senior Railcard. 

Find out about eligibility on the National Rail website 
Buy a Senior Railcard

There is also a Disabled Person's railcard which can save you up to 1/3 off fares.

Some people find it difficult to use public transport or it may not be available from where you live, so you may want to find out about community transport options.  These include services like Dial-a-ride, and volunteer car schemes to help people get to hospital appointments. More detail is found: 

Find out more about community transport

Drivers with a disability

If you are a driver and have or gain a disability, GOV.UK has useful information to help, including details on when you need to tell the DVLA about any changes to your health.

Some young people with a disability can drive a car at age 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Older drivers

The number of older drivers has been steadily increasing over the years. Drivers aged 70 or over are required to renew their driving licence every three years. There is no test or medical, but you do have to make a medical declaration that may lead to DVLA making further investigations. You can renew your licence online.

If you are worried about yourself or an older driver the AA has some tips to help you.

Age UK has information for older drivers. 

Motability

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their government funded mobility allowance.

If you receive the following, you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Find out more about the Motability Scheme

Blue Badges

A Blue Badge is a disabled parking permit that allows people who are registered blind, or those with severe mobility issues, easier access to public facilities. The section also provides information on disabled parking bays.

Find out more and apply or re-apply for a Blue Badge

Considering a cycle or tricycle may be an option.

Find out more, including cycle safety for adults and learning to cycle as an adult

These sites have lots of information about taking your vehicle on public transport and useful tips about safety and keeping your vehicle roadworthy:

Using mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road.

Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (Rica) has published a wide range of information about mobility scooters.

Radar National Key Scheme

The scheme gives disabled people access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations across the country.

Find out more about the scheme in your area and the costs that apply:

Fenland: Call into any Fenland District Council shop with either your Blue Badge or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) certificate. Telephone 01354 654 321 and view more information on public toilets in Fenland.

Huntingdonshire: Keys can be purchased from Shopmobility.

Keys can also be purchased from Age UK and Disability Rights UK.

AccessAble guides take the chance out of going out, with detailed information on accessible venues and services

Safe places

Safe places schemes run in part of the county and help vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while out and about. Safe places display stickers in their windows to tell people they are taking part in the scheme.

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