Getting around with disabilities
Information about services available to held people with disabilities get around the borough of Tunbridge Wells.
Disabled Permit Holders park free at all times, in all car parks, provided that a valid blue badge is clearly displayed.
For detailed information on the spaces available throughout all our council run car parks as well as disabled parking advice more generally, please visit our Blue Badge Parking page.
The following voluntary organisations may be able to help with transport and getting around.
The Kent Karrier is a fully accessible dial-a-ride service which takes its members directly from their door to the nearest town centre. The Kent Karrier service is run by Compaid on behalf of Kent County Council.
Dial 2 Drive
Dial 2 Drive is a Community volunteer transport service for people unable to access public transport due to older age, illness or disability living in West Kent. For more information please visit the Dial 2 Drive website
You may be eligible for a free disabled persons bus pass.
For further information about bus travel in general including routes and maps and Plus Bus across Kent please visit Kent County Councils website.
Arriva Kent & Sussex
The main bus service operator in the area is Arriva. Arriva are gradually introducing accessible buses on more routes and services. For details, visit the Arriva website or their travel shop in Tunbridge Wells.
The Traveline website provides local and national UK passenger transport information, which can be used for planning a journey by bus, coach or train.
The majority of trains in the Borough are operated by Southeastern Railways, for general information including timetables please contact Southeastern Customer Services
- Telephone: 0845 000 2222
- Website: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
Royal Tunbridge Wells Station
- Parking, including disabled bays are available on both sides of the station.
- Both platforms are wheelchair accessible, platform two is accessed by a lift.
- Disabled toilet.
High Brooms Station
- Parking, including disabled bays are available on platform one.
- No wheelchair or level access is available for platform two.
- No toilets.
Paddock Wood Station
- Parking, including disabled bays is available on both sides of the station.
- Both platforms are wheelchair accessible.
- Disabled toilet.
Rail Travel Tips
If you are planning to travel by rail and have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult the Southeastern Assisted Travel helpline can help to plan your journey:
- Telephone: 0800 783 4524
- Textphone: 0800 784 4548
Disabled persons railcard
If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard, to find out more about the scheme visit the disabled persons railcard website or contact the Southeastern Railway Disabled Persons Railcard helpline on: 01912 188103
Some of the licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicles in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells are accessible for customers using wheelchairs.
Here are details of the vehicles including their license plate number.
|Type of Taxi||Vehicle make||Vehicle model||Plate number||Proprietor or operator|
|Hackney Carriage||LTI TX4||Elegance||H 100||Danny Johnson|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||E7 S Plus||H 101||Martin Davies|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||Eurobus||H 102||Zubayer Hussain|
|Hackney Carriage||Citroen||Berlingo||H 103||Ozan Kubatli|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||Expert E7||H 104||Lutfullah Rahmani|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 105||Shujaullah Baraki|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||E7||H 106||Hulkan Altinbas|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 107||Ronald Parker|
|Hackney Carriage||Ford||Tourneo||H 108||Abdul Karim Anwari|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||Expert E7||H 2||Paul Maynard|
|Hackney Carriage||LTI||TXII||H 38||Hulkan Altinbas|
|Hackney Carriage||Ford||Tourneo||H 47||Richard John Barker|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 50||Ronald Parker|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 57||Ronald Charles Parker|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 61||Ben Acres|
|Hackney Carriage||London Taxi||TX4||H 62||Ali Mokbul|
|Hackney Carriage||Ford||Tourneo||H 93||Ismet Pinar|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||Premier S||H 94||Lydia Aigbe Elvins|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 95||Sachin Mandli|
|Hackney Carriage||Peugeot||Partner||H 96||Julius Anika|
|Hackney Carriage||Mercedes||Vito||H 97||Ronald Parker|
|Hackney Carriage||Ford||Tourneo||H 98||Richard Barker|
|Hackney Carriage||Ford||Tourneo||H 99||Nassim Bouzid|
|Private Hire Vehicle||Vauxhall||Vivaro||P 293||Barry Maurice Lynch|
|Private Hire Vehicle||Peugeot||Eurobus||P 401||Said Bouamra|
|Private Hire Vehicle||Ford||Transit 140||P 438||Nicholas Kevin Fichtmuller|
|Private Hire Vehicle||Renault||Trafic||P 479||Richard Barker|
Please note that inclusion on this list does not imply any recommendation or endorsement by the Council.
The driver cannot make any additional charge for carrying a wheelchair passenger.