Transport & Parking

Updated January 2015

Shropshire Council administers a Concessionary Travel Scheme enabling people with an eligible disability, or who are state pensionable age or over, to apply for free or reduced travel.

Telford & Wrekin Council administers a Concessionary Travel Scheme enabling people with an eligible disability, or who are state pensionable age or over, to apply for free or reduced travel.

The Shropshire Community Transport Consortium provides door to door transport throughout Shropshire for people who are unable to use, or do not have access to, public transport.  The consortium comprises 8 groups who are all independent charities or voluntary organisations.

If you are registered as blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired) you are eligible to apply for a disabled person’s railcard.  THis gives at least one third off the price of certain rail tickets for the cardholder, and a companion where applicable.

Passenger Assistance is a service provided by train companies to disabled passengers and others who require assistance with any part of their train journey.  Staff can help you plan your journey, book tickets and make reservations; they can also assist you at stations and on board trains, with anything from changing platforms to finding your seat.  Passenger Assistance is free and available to anyone who needs assistance due to a disability, temporary impairment, or older age. No railcard is required.

The Blue Badge parking scheme provides an arrangement of parking concessions for people with various disabilities, who travel either as passengers or drivers.  If you are registered blind (severely sight impaired) you are automatically entitled to a Blue Badge.  If you live in an area covered by Shropshire Council, contact Customer Services on 0345 678 9014 to request an application pack or apply online.  If you live in an area covered by Telford & Wrekin Council, you can apply for a Blue Badge in person by visiting one of the Council’s First Point contact centres.