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Travel passes and concessions

Freedom passes

Freedom passes are available to older people and disabled people in Hackney providing free public transport. See .


Railcards provide free or reduced-cost travel to local people aged 60 and over, who are physically disabled or have a learning difficulty. You’ll need to be assessed to see if you’re eligible for one. If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the disabled persons railcard.


London Taxicard provides subsidised door-to-door travel in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people who have serious mobility or visual impairment. To qualify you must have a long term or permanent illness or disability, which significantly limits you from or prevents you using public transport.

Welfare Transport Service – transport for people with learning disabilities or special needs

Welfare transport provides purpose-built transport to carry people with disabilities and special needs to day centres and for older people to access day centres and lunch clubs. There’s a small fee for this service. Referrals take place after an assessment. For more information contact us Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm. at Welfare Transport Service, 40 Andrews Road, E8 4RL. Email:, Tel: 020 8356 4550
020 8356 8761/8759 (out of hours team).

Page updated on: 3 July 2019