Taxicard offers subsidised travel in licensed taxis and private hire vehicles to London residents with serious mobility impairments or who are severely sight impaired. It enables members who have difficulty in using buses, trains and tubes to get out and about.
The scheme provides trips for social purposes, for example going shopping, visiting friends and family, and going out to events.
When can I use my Taxicard?
Your Taxicard can be used 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year – subject to the availability of vehicles.
How often can I use my Taxicard?
Your personal trip allocation can be found on the enclosed letter that your Taxicard is attached to. You must keep this letter for future reference.
What taxis can I use?
It is always recommended to book in advance when possible. You can book your taxi trip up to 3 months in advance at the Taxicard website.
You can also hire a taxi on the street or from a rank, provided:
- You have your Taxicard with you
- The taxi is displaying the roundel design (see right)
- The taxi is for hire
Please note: you cannot travel without your Taxicard in any circumstances.
How to apply:
Applications for the Taxicard Scheme are through the local authority. Please download the application form below and send it through to the Accessible Transport Team at the details below: