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Travel cards and accessible transport

Free and subsidised transport around London if you’re aged over 66, or have a disability or sensory impairment. Also, rent mobility scooters and find accessible activities near you.

Freedom Pass travel card

Freedom Pass for older people

The older person’s Freedom Pass gives you free travel on London's public transport if you’re aged over 66 years.

To be eligible you need to:

  • aged over 66 year 
  • live most of your time in London

Apply for a Freedom Pass for older people

See more information about eligibility and applying on the London councils website

Freedom Pass if you have disabilities

The disabled person’s Freedom Pass gives you free travel on London's public transport if you’re an adult with disabilities.

How to get a disabled person’s freedom pass

You can apply online for a freedom pass.

To be eligible you need to:

Find out more about eligibility and apply on the disabled person’s freedom pass website

Or you can

Accessibility on TfL buses and underground in London

On the TfL.gov.uk website, you can find great information about

  • getting around in a wheelchair
  • which buses/ tube lines are accessible for people with disabilities
  • tube maps available in large print and audio guides
  • ‘offer me a seat’ badges

Go to TfL accessibility

Route 812 community bus service

Route 812 connects people with nearby services and shops, their friends and family and helps people to get out and about.

It’s ideal for children, older people, disabled people, and parents with small children – but anyone can ride.

What you need to know:

  • Route 812 bus service restarted on Monday, 16 May 2022 
  • Route 812 runs between Bridport Place in Hoxton and Bath Street in Finsbury
  • Route 812 now runs on a half hourly timetable (from 27 June 2022) with an updated timetable of 9am to 4.47pm, Monday–Friday (except public bank holidays) with the last service leaving Bridport Place at 3.50pm and making its final stop at 4.47pm.
  • The service costs just £1 per trip (paid for by contactless card) – and Freedom Pass holders and children under 16 travel free
  • Due to the small size of the buses, we will ask passengers to wear masks to minimise the risk of catching or passing on Covid-19 while using the 812 service

The route has special features that make it helpful:

  • The 812 buses are recognisable as white minibuses
  • This is a hail and ride service - get to the bus route, wave and the bus will stop
  • The buses are low floor and fully accessible. The friendly drivers won’t rush off until you’re settled comfortably – they’ll even help you board
  • The service uses new, low emission vehicles, doing our bit for the environment

Find the full timetable for 2022 and map of the route on the HCT group website.

Find out more

Free mobility scooter hire

A mobility scooter can be essential in keeping you active in the community.

You can use it to go shopping or see friends.

To be eligible to hire one, you must be:

  • aged over 16
  • have a mobility impairment

Scooters are loaned for between 1 to 7 days.

There is currently a waiting list. 

How to apply

To find out more about free mobility scooter hire, get in contact today.

Email cats@camden.gov.uk 
Telephone 020 7974 5919 

Subsidised and free taxis for disabled people

If you have severe disabilities that make it difficult for you to use public transport, you may be eligible for a Taxicard.

It gives you subsidised travel in London taxis.

How to apply for a Taxicard

Go to the Taxicard website

Find accessible places to go

You can easily find disabled accessible restaurants, cinemas hotels and activities near you using the accessable.co.uk website.

You just need to enter what you want to do, and a postcode to find something suitable for you.

Go to Accessable.co.uk

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