There are a wide range of travel options both locally and nationally that could suit your needs:
The blue badge scheme helps you park closer to your where you need to be for things like shops, hospitals, supermarkets, Doctors etc.
Should your blue badge be lost, damaged or stolen, you need to contact the Hull City Council to get a replacement.
You can contact them via Telephone on 01482 300 300
If your badge has been stolen you will need to contact the police to obtain a crime reference number.
Blue badge parking is available on street and in our city centre car parks (except George Street).
You can park in any of our car parks, except George Street, for free if you display your blue badge.
Follow these guidelines when parking with a blue badge, failure to do so may result in you being issued with a penalty charge notice.
Make sure you –
There are on street parking spaces marked for us by blue badge holder on the following streets –
Motability is a national charity that helps people with their mobility needs. The Motability Scheme allows people to lease a car using their government-funded mobility allowance. You can nominate up to two drivers if you do not have a licence.
You can contact them to -
Alternatively you can contact them by telephoning 3004 564 566
There are a number of bus service providers in Hull, all of which recognise the need to make bus travel within the city equally accessible for everyone within the city. A number of bus service providers, have and continue to invest significantly to making this a reality.
Alternatively, you can Contact EYMS and find out more about particular, routes, times and fares by calling the BusLine via –
Alternatively, you can contact them via –
Acklams coaches' offer coach hire and local travel in Hull and Beverley.
Alternatively you can contact them via –
You can apply for a disability bus pass if you are an adult or child aged five or over living in Hull. You must meet a number of specific criteria to be considered.
Alternatively, you can contact the Hull City Council via –
If you live in England and are eligible by age, you are entitled to a bus pass giving free travel on local buses anywhere in England.
Journeys must start after 9.30 am and before 11 pm Monday to Friday; Saturday, Sunday and all bank holidays the pass is valid all day.
The Hull City Council have funded an addition to this scheme allowing residents of Hull to use their bus pass anytime of the day for journeys starting within the city boundary.
If you are unsure about taking the bus, there are a number of places you can go to help you plan your journey.
Travel line is a partnership of transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups. They hav come together to bring you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by –
They can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey.
Alternatively you can contact them via –
Most bus stops in Hull display an eight digit bus stop number. Use this to find out the next five bus services to leave that stop.
Text the bus stop number to 64422, there is a charge of 10p per text message plus your usual network charges apply.
Keep your most used bus stops and the short code number in your phone's memory so you can text us from anywhere.
Next buses website allows you to find your nearest bus stop by entering a town, street or postcode. Once you select a bus stop it will display the upcoming busses that are scheduled to arrive and when to expect them
East Hull Community Transport is a community led charity that supplies passenger transport for individuals and community groups. Their aim is to provide a safe, reliable and accessible transport service for the local community.
They operate a fleet of 16 seat minibuses that are fully accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users. They have gained approved operator status from The Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
For more information please contact us on 01482 719 600 to discuss your transport needs in more detail,
Alternatively you can contact them by telephoning them on 01482 719 600 or visit in person -
East Hull Community Transport
Chamberlain Road Business Centre
Taxis operating within Hull are mainly operated in a safe manner. However, there are a number of things you can check to ensure your taxi journeys are as safe as possible.
Hackney Carriages or ‘black cabs’ can be hired from designated ranks or hailed (flagged down) in the street
Cars are easy to identify, with an illuminated ‘taxi’ sign on the roof, a taximeter. They also have identification stickers on both front doors and a yellow identification plate on the rear.
Hackney Carriage are tested every six months to ensure it is roadworthy. All Hackney Carriage drivers have an identification badge, and have regular police checks and medicals.
You can find a taxi rank within the Hull City Centre at the following locations -
Private hire vehicles, or ‘minicabs’, must be pre-booked through a licensed operator (this means that you cannot flag one down). These are usually standard cars, but can be minibuses.
They have identification stickers on both rear doors and a red and white identification plate on the rear of the vehicle. A private hire vehicle is also tested every six months to ensure it is roadworthy.
As with Hackney Carriages, each driver will have an identification badge and has regular police checks and medicals.
There are a number of different Taxi service providers that operate in Hull, including -
If you have a mobile phone, it is a good idea to put these numbers in your phone.
There are a number of providers on the list that offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. However, it is best that you consult with them directly to ensure that your specific access needs can be catered for.
One of the ways to get a wheelchair or rollator is through the NHS. To request either a new wheelchair or a short term loan of a wheelchair for medical reasons (for example illness or an accident), please contact your GP or hospital consultant. They will make a referral for an assessment to the Services to the NRS
The following organisations also supply wheelchairs on short-term loans. Please contact them for details of any eligibility criteria and charging.
For repairs, servicing and collection of wheelchairs, please contact the NRS Hull and East Riding via –
in person –
Hull & East Riding NHS Wheelchair Service
Wheelchair Assessment Centre
11, Reed St
Please note NRS can only provide this service if the wheelchair was supplied by them. If you bought the chair privately, you are responsible for any repairs.
If you have mobility difficulties, you can hire a mobility scooter to help you get round Hull City Centre.
The scheme is located next door to Debenhams and the address is -
Hull Council for Disabled People on Ferensway The telephone number is
You can can get in contact with the scheme by telephoning 01482 326 140
Shopmobility is a scheme which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public who have limited mobility.
They Provide products that include –
You can use these to help you get the around city centre.
They are based at Princes Quay Shopping Centre and are located on
Princes Quay Shopping Centre
You can contact them by telephoning 01482 225 686
St Stephens Shopping centre has two wheelchairs available for use within the Centre.
You can access this service by visiting the Centre Manager's suite for more information Alternatively, you can speak to a customer services officer upon your arrival at St Stephen's.
St Stephens Shopping centre is located
East Riding of Yorkshire
You can contact St Stephens by telephoning them on 01482 313 960
Our equipment and adaptations page has information on the various adaptations and mobility aids to support you when your out and about
The Hull City Council has lots of information around cycling including –
Alternatively, you can contact the Highways network team to suggest new routes or locations for cycle facilities or if you have any queries about cycling in Hull.
Contact them via –
Trains are a great way of getting out and about and visiting other parts of the UK. There are a number of schemes that can help when using the train.
The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. Having a disabled person railcard means that you can get one third off your ticket for you and you carer. The disabled person railcard is valid on all train companies throughout the UK.
You will qualify if you –
You're eligible for a Senior Railcard if you are 60 years old or over. With one, you 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares.
You can buy a senior railcard online or you can drop into Hull Paragon Station in person. You will need to proof of age by providing either –
Alternatively you can contact railcard help via –
If you need help when travelling by train you can book for assistance. You can get assistance to help you with –
It is recommended that you book at least 24 hours before your journey to give the train companies time to manage your request.
The National Rail website allows you to book tickets and plan your journey. You can also check live departure boards.
The Hull disability rail card concessionary scheme offers discounted concessionary travel available in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.
The card enables the holder to travel free of charge within the East Riding of Yorkshire and to Scarborough and York.
This scheme is only valid on Northern services only and the card is not valid via Leeds or Doncaster.
There is no companion (+C) element with this pass and so those requiring assistance will have to make their own arrangements.Last reviewed: 02/03/2018
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