Travel

 

Travel


There is a wide range of support available for people who have a disability. In some instances, you will need to meet certain eligibility criteria to access the services.

Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme helps disabled people with severe mobility problems by allowing them to park closer to their destination. Applying through the official form costs £10.

If you would like to speak to someone about the scheme, contact the Blue Badge Team on 01204 337244, or email them at csdbluebadges@bolton.gov.uk.

Disabled person’s railcard

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult, then you may be eligible for a railcard that entitles you to 1/3 off train fares.

Support services using transport if you are disabled

Gov.uk provides information and advice on what support is available when using public transport. This includes giving advance notice if you will need support from staff when travelling.

Disabled toilet access

The Radar National Key Scheme offers disabled people independent access to around 9,000 locked public toilets around the country.

You can visit Disability Rights UK to purchase a radar key and get more information on the toilet locations.

Our Pass

The ‘Our Pass’ scheme enables your son/daughter to travel for free on buses in the Greater Manchester area.  Further details are available from the website, or by ringing the customer services line on 0300 323 0777. Please note - this scheme has not yet been approved to continue from September 2022.  Further details should be available in March 2022.

Free and low-cost travel

For details about support with travel costs, take a look at Travel for Greater Manchester.

Bus passes

Email TheRecord@bolton.gov.uk for information about bus passes for children and young people with a disability.