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Transport

Local and County Schemes

See 'Community Transport in Oxfordshire: Directory 2012' by Oxfordshire Rural Community Council.

Transport Officer is Emily Lewis
Email: Emily.lewis@oxonrcc.org.uk
Tel: 01865 883 488


Ox TAIL (Oxfordshire Travel and Advice Line for the over 65s and disabled)

Tel: 01865 323738
Email: oxtail@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Oxfordshire Dial-a-Ride

provides a door-to-door service for people who cannot access ordinary public transport due to an infirmity. There is a small annual membership fee and some clients pay a small charge for service.

For more information contact your local district council or Tel: 0845 310 1111


Cherwell - Volunteer Connect Community Transport Scheme

Provide free transport for health related purposes and will either refer you to your local volunteer driving scheme or provide their own volunteer drivers. Contact CAB Banbury:

Tel: 0845 815 0087
www.volunteerconnectbanbury.com


Volunteer Link Up (West Oxon) - Car Scheme

Volunteer drivers transport those unable to use public transport to hospitals, clinics and leisure activities.

Tel: 01993 776 277
Email: westoxonvb@freeuk.com
www.vlu.org.uk

Banbury Shopmobility scheme Tel: 01295 252722
Bicester Shopmobility scheme: bic.shopmobility@tiscali.co.uk - Tel: 01869 320132
Witney Shopmobility scheme. Tel: 01993 864787


Country-wide Schemes

Bus Passes

provide free off peak travel on local buses anywhere in England to people over 60. Provision is through your district council or Department for Transport

www.dft.gov.uk


Railcards

purchasing a Senior Railcard entitles you to 1/3 off standard and first class train journeys National Rail enquiries

Tel: 0845 748 4950
www.railcard.co.uk


Routesixty

provides half- price fares on most National Express services for people over 60.

Tel: 08717 818 178
www.nationalexpress.com


St John's Ambulance Patient Transport Service

provides transport for patients.

Officer: Jim Battle Bicester
Tel: 01869 255481
Email: jimbattle@nhq.sja.org.uk


The British Red Cross Transport Scheme

is a car service for transport to hospitals or day centres for people unable to use public transport.

Tel: 01235 552673/ 552660


Blue Badge Scheme

offers parking concessions for people with mobility problems to enable them to park in restricted places. Contact the Oxfordshire County Council Access Team:

Tel: 0845 050 7666
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk


Oxfordshire County Council: Integrated Transport Unit Fleet

A fleet of vehicles that is accessible to people with disabilities. They provide transport to services provided by or supported by Social Services. Contact:

West Oxfordshire Tel: 01235 559997
Cherwell (Banbury) Tel: 01295 257930