The London Taxicard scheme offers reduced fares in licensed black taxis to London residents with mobility impairments. To qualify you must have a long term or permanent disability or illness, which prevents you from using or significantly limits your use of public transport. The scheme is not available to people who have a temporary disability (eg. a broken leg).
The taxis that take part in the scheme carry ramps and are accessible to wheelchair users. The Taxicard may be used for any type of journey, eg shopping, visiting friends or GP appointments. The service should not be used for hospital appointments; this is a responsibility of the NHS.
The Taxicard can be used any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, subject to taxi availability and trip limits.
Each taxicard holder will be allocated a number of trips for the year on 1 April. You may be eligible for either 104, 52 or 26 trips per year. There is no restriction on the frequency of trips taken but the Taxicard holder is responsible for budgeting their yearly allocation. Unused trips cannot be carried over to the next financial year.
The scheme is managed by London Councils and is jointly funded by Ealing Council and Transport for London.