Accessible mobility and transport
There is a number of great schemes in Islington that provide support for getting around. These include accessible transport services and schemes that provide information about getting about and mobility in the borough.
The Freedom Pass gives older people free travel on most public transport in London and it gets you some reductions on bus travel around England too.
You can apply for one, either on the Freedom Pass website, or in person from our libraries or the Customer Centre at 222 Upper Street – if you need help to make an application online, please visit one of our libraries.
Disabled Go is a great website that has a guide to the accessibility available across a range of spaces to go and places to visit, from restaurants to museums and parks, both in Islington and around the country.
The PlusBus accessible bus service runs between Hoxton and the Angel along roads such as Bath Street, Packington Street, the Sainsbury's supermarket in Islington, Percy Circus, Skinner Street (for Exmouth Market), Old Street (Golden Lane) and Dufferin Street.
The service runs Monday to Friday (except public holidays), every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
The yellow single-decker buses have low floors and wheelchair accessible ramps that can be boarded at bus stops or hailed anywhere along the route, where it is safe to do so. Freedom Pass holders travel for free as do students aged 16 and under, with all other people paying a £1 cash fare.
Route maps and timetables are available on the council website or by contacting the service provider, Hackney Community Transport. Their contact details are:
Hackney Community Transport (HCT)
Ash Grove Bus Depot
London E8 4RH
Tel: 020 7275 2434
Fax: 020 7275 2447
ScootAbility is a free service for Camden and Islington residents with mobility impairments. We loan mobility scooters for a period from 1-7 days at a time so that older and disabled residents can get around.
You can download a PDF application form at the bottom of this page which you can fill in and send to us, or you can contact our partners in Camden for further information. Their contact details are as follows:
Accessible Transport Service
38-50 Bidborough Street
London WC1H 9DB
Tel: 020 7974 2420
Textlink: 020 7974 686