Transport information for people with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall

Tripscope provides a national transport information service for disabled and elderly people. For further information tel 0345 585 641 or write to:

Tripscope
The Courtyard
Evelyn Road
London
W4 5JL

RAMP (Route Planning and Access Maps Printing) provides individual route maps and directions showing filling stations, NKS toilets for disabled people, accessible refreshment stops and overnight accommodation.

For further information contact:

DMF National Mobility Centre
Unit 2a
Atcham Estate
Shrewsbury
SY4 4UG

Richard Willson Accessible Transport Services

Provides a minibus with a lift and space for passengers in wheelchairs, available for hire by groups or day tours in the area and for transport to and from Cornwall from elsewhere in the country.

For further information contact:

Richard Willson Accessible Transport Services
49 Carne View Road
Probus
Truro
TR2 4HZ
Tel 01726 883 460

Train Information

National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 484950 for general enquiries. Operators are then able to provide you with the number for individual stations for advice on accessibility

First Great Western provide a specific helpline for visitors with disabilities on 08457 413 775 General bookings and information 0845 7000 125

Wales & West Journey Care help line on 0845 300 3005 provides assistance for those with disabilities travelling on their trains. General bookings can be made on 0870 9000 773

Virgin Trains operate services from Birmingham, Bristol, the North and Scotland. For visitors with disabilities contact 08457 44 33 66 (lines open from 8am to 10pm) For general bookings telephone 08457 48 49 50 .

For journey planning or ticket booking from anywhere in the UK to the region 0345 222 333 or visit the web site address www.trainline.co.uk

For excellent information on the rail network throughout Devon and Cornwall visit www.carfreedaysout.com. This site gives in depth information on all the rail links and contact details of individual rail stations in Devon and Cornwall should you need help with mobility.

Coach & Bus Information

National Express are able to assist people onto coaches that have some mobility and can be assisted up the coach steps with the aid of the driver and a helper. Blind dogs are accepted. For details of your nearest National Express agent call 08705 010104 and for National Express travel tickets and credit/debit card bookings, call 08705 808080

Devon Bus Enquiry Line Tel: 01392 382800 Timetable information and specific information on disability requirements for all local bus services within Devon 01395 382800 (8.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday). Many of the buses used include low floor buses

First Western National services have several low floor buses suitable for wheel chair access. For further information tel 01209 719 988 and for local bus services in the Bodmin, North Cornwall area tel 01208 79898

Truronian Buses web page, www.truronian.co.uk provides a bus map with a click facility straight to bus times from a particular point on a map, as well as information relating to bus services to the Eden Project. Some services are provided with low floors for wheel chair access. For all information Tel 01872 273453

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