Transport for All (TfA) is the organisation of disabled and older people dedicated to champion the rights of disabled and older people to travel with freedom and independence in London.
London is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Yet many transport services remain out of bounds for its disabled and older citizens. Physical barriers like flights of stairs, gaps and obstacles combined with the way transport services are run prevent many of us from getting out and about and living our lives.We want to live, work and enjoy our lives in a capital that is accessible to all. Access to transport is vital in making this happen.
For 20 years, Transport for All and our incredible disabled and older members have been campaigning and successfully making positive changes. Lastly, in a battle of David V Goliath we took on the Mayor of London and the Department of Transport over the fact that Crossrail was originally planned without full access – despite costing £15billion of public money. After a year and half of lobbying & campaigning – we won! It was announced that Crossrail was to be fully accessible after all when it opens in 2019. This was our latest campaign (Click here to find out more about our previous ones).
Crucially, an important part of our mission is about informing disabled and older Londoners of their travel options so they can live their lives. Our busy helpline takes hundreds of calls from across London on everything from how to renew a Blue Badge to where to find toilets on the Underground. Run by disabled people for disabled people we pride ourselves on offering experience based advice on how things really are and supporting people to enjoy London.
Do not hesitate to contact us for specialised infor;ation and advice on all transport issues.
We take up complaints and contact service provider on your behalf.
We deliver training and workshops to transport staff and disability sector organisations. Find out more.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways you can help us:
- by becoming a member. Join us, it’s free.
- by donating to ensure the future of our actions and maintain our helpline available to everyone.
- by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
- by reporting any problems you may have relating to transport in London.
- by spreading the word about our campaigns and services.
- by joining our many actions and events. We want to meet you!
- Are you part of a group? We are happy to come to speak to you about transport access.
Click here to read Transport for All’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, our governing document.
Transport for All is funded by charitable donations, Trust for London and Inclusion London, as part of the Power Up project.