12. Public Transport

12. Public Transport for People with    Disabilities

Buses

Bus passes can be obtained from Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5020. They can advise on the appropriate evidence to be produced. If you are in receipt of the high rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance you will be eligible to get one.

Rail Cards and Rail Traveller

Disabled rail cards are also available. You will be eligible if you are in receipt of disability related benefits including PIP or DLA, are registered deaf or use a hearing aid, are registered as visually impaired or have epilepsy. You get a 1/3 off most journeys and this costs £20.00 (Cheshire East residents are eligible for a £7 discount) for one year or £54 for 3 years. For more information ask at your local train station or go on-line to: http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/buy-a-railcard. Wheelchair users without a railcard who have to stay in their wheelchair throughout their journey are eligible for the concessionary discounts below on both adults and child fares. The discounts below apply if you are travelling alone. They are also available to one person travelling with you. Tickets can be purchased from staffed National Rail station ticket offices.

First Class/Standard Anytime Single or Returns

34% off

First Class/Standard Anytime Day Single

34% off

First Class/Standard Anytime Day Return

50% off

Community Transport

If you are an older person or have a disability you may also be entitled to make use of local community transport in your area.

Flexible Transport in Cheshire East is operated by D&G Little Bus. To use the D&G Little Bus service you need to be registered, which can be

done online from their website www.dgbus.co.uk or you can give them a call on 0845 077 9110 (local call charges apply - calls from mobiles may cost more) between 0930 and 1230 Monday to Friday and they can post an application form to you.

If you have already registered, you can make a booking between 24 hours and one month in advance of your travel date.

Crewe Flexi Rider is operated by GHA Coaches on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

The Flexi Rider Service is available to use between the times below except on Public Holidays:

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 07:30
  • Monday - Friday 18:15 - 22:30
  • Saturday - 07:00 - 09:00

To use the service you will need to book your transport by ringing the booking line: 01606 559195 Monday - Friday 08:00 to 13:00 (except Public Holidays).

Travel should be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance.

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