Community Transport in Cambridge

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Several transport schemes are available in Cambridge for people who find using public transport difficult.

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The schemes below provide transport options for people who have difficulty accessing public transport. You might use them to access medical appointments, go shopping, attend groups or to meet up with family and friends.

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride:

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride is a non-profit organisation which provides safe, affordable transport for people who have difficulty accessing public transport due to disability, infirmity and/or age. You sign up as a member of the scheme and pay a small annual membership fee. You can then book journeys to and from locations within the City of Cambridge and the surrounding villages of Bar Hill, Cottenham, Histon and Impington. Transport is in accessible minibuses with lifts for wheelchair users. You will be charged a fare per journey – current fares are listed on their website. The service operates on week days (Monday to Friday). For more information visit the Cambridge Dial-a-Ride website or call 01223 506335.

Taxicard scheme:

Provided by Cambridge City Council, the Taxicard Scheme provides assistance towards the cost of taxi journeys for disabled people who have a low income. When you join the scheme you will be given vouchers that you can use to pay some of the fare for a one-way journey in a taxi. If you are a member of Dial-a-Ride you can also use your vouchers on their community transport minibus. To be eligible for the Taxicard scheme you must be in receipt of one or more of the benefits listed on the City Council website. Visit the City Council website to find out more about eligibility, apply for a new Taxicard or renew an existing Taxicard.

Trumpington and Grantchester Community Car Scheme

This Community Car Scheme will be launching in Summer 2024. It will provide lifts to and from health and welfare appointments for people with limited mobility living in Trumpington and Grantchester. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver or coordinator, please call or text Carol on 07881812051. Coordinators commit to cover one week in four, drivers offer their time as little or as often as they choose.

Enterprise car club:

If you are able to drive but don’t have a vehicle of your own you can use Enterprise car club to hire a car when you need it. You can hire vehicles by the day or hour, in advance or on the go. For more information visit the City Council website.

Getting to hospital appointments:

If you are attending an appointment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital or the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, and have a medical need that means you are unable to use public transport or drive, there’s information about help with travel and travel costs here.

Help with health costs:

If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for help with health costs including transport to and from health appointments – ask your Community Car Scheme to provide receipts for the cost of your journeys and you can claim this back. More information here.

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