Aspext, London

Community Travel

If you are less able to use conventional public transport there are a variety of different community travel options across Tower Hamlets.

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Mobility mini-buses run by Tower Hamlets Community Transport

This charity provides support for the elderly and people with mobility impairments. To find out more information and to sign up as a member call 0207 7987 6447 or visit thct.org.uk

Dial-a-ride

This scheme is managed by TFL and is for those that have a permanent or long-term disability which means they are unable to use regular public transport. To utilise this service, you must register as a member and you can find more information at tfl.gov.uk/modes/dial-a-ride


Public Transport Discounts

Some individuals are eligible for free or discounted travel on a variety of TFL services, this includes;

  • Children under 5 – Free travel when with a fare paying adult
  • 5-10 Zip Oyster Photocard – Children between 5 and 10 travel for free on London Underground services, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail Services. Children between 5 and 10 can also travel for free on buses and trams.
  • 11-15 Zip Oyster Photocard – Children aged between 11 and 15 can get free and discounted travel on TfL services with this photocard – this includes free travel on bus and tram services but also discounted fares on London Underground, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail Services.
  • 16+ Zip Oyster Photocard – Children aged between 16 and 17 can get free and discounted travel on transport services with this Photocard. This gives card holders 50% off adult fares on rail services, including London Underground, DLR and London Overground. Furthermore, when living in London, card holders receive free travel on buses and trams.
  • 60+ London Oyster Photocard – For those over 60 and living in a London borough you can receive free travel on TfL transport services with this card.

There are also some alternatives options available for veterans and those who have a Railcard or Annual Gold Card. To find out more information about any of the above options please visit tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel.

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