Welcome to the Accessible Travel Hub!

Hosted by Disability Equality Scotland, the Accessible Travel Hub is a place for you to find information, articles and guidance on Accessible Travel in Scotland.

The Hub is for everyone; individuals who want to find out about accessible travel across Scotland, staff who want to know how to be better at being inclusive and managers looking for the appropriate training.

Share Your Experiences

Whether you work for a transport provider who has recently changed your passenger assistance service or a member of the public who has faced challenges accessing transport, we want to hear from you.

COVID-19: Changes to Public Transport

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has restricted travel and there has been reduced services on trains, buses, planes and ferries

The Scottish Government has been clear in advising that only essential travel should be undertaken at this time. This applies whether you are using public transport or walking, cycling or driving. Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.

Limited public transport services continue to operate to ensure people who absolutely need to get to work can continue to do so. 

Mode of Transport

Click on a mode of transport to find out more information about the accessibility and passenger assistance offered by transport providers across Scotland!

Accessible Travel Framework

Transport Scotland recently launched the first national Accessible Travel Framework for Scotland; a ten-year plan to improve travel access for disabled people.

The purpose of the Framework is to support disabled people’s rights by removing barriers and improving access to travel; and ensuring disabled people are fully involved in work to improve all aspects of travel.

The Accessible Travel Hub will keep you up to date with what is happening as Transport Scotland implement the Accessible Travel Framework.

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    News: Physical distancing reduced to one metre on Scotland’s...
    On Monday 27 July, ScotRail reduced physical distancing on trains and at stations to a minimum of one metre. This is following the new guidance from the Scottish Government issued on 2 July. ScotRail introduced...
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    Spaces for People Webinar, Tuesday 7 July
    On Tuesday 7 July Disability Equality Scotland hosted a webinar discussion on the Spaces for People Initiative. We welcomed colleagues from Sustrans Scotland, Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Team and the Mobility and Access Committee...
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  • Face Mask Exemption infographic featuring illustration of a face mask and Disability Equality Scotland logo Also features the following text People are exempt if: They have a disability or health condition that means they cannot put a mask on. They have a disability or health condition that means they cannot put a mask on. A mask will cause them severe distress They need to communicate with someone who relies on lip reading They need to eat, drink or take medicine
    Face Mask Exemption: Not Everyone Can Wear One
    The use of face coverings is now mandatory in Scotland in shops and on public transport.  It is important to recognise that not everyone can wear a face covering. People are exempt if: They have a disability...
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