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Accessible taxis for wheelchair users

Accessible taxis for wheelchair users

We're making it easier for wheelchair users to use taxis and private hire vehicles in Chesterfield.

Drivers of wheelchair accessible hackney carriages (taxis) or private hire vehicles must now provide assistance to wheelchair users* and are not allowed to charge extra for a fare.   

Driver's must:

  • carry the passenger while in their wheelchair if they wish
  • carry the wheelchair if the passenger chooses to sit in a passenger seat
  • ensure the passenger is carried in safety and reasonable comfort 
  • give the passenger reasonable mobility assistance, such as:
    • helping them to get into or out of the vehicle
    • if the passenger chooses to remain in their wheelchair, helping them to get into and out of the vehicle while in their wheelchair
    • loading and unloading the passenger’s luggage
    • loading the wheelchair into or out of the vehicle if required

Full details of what is covered can be found on the Gov.uk website

Charges for carrying wheelchair users

Drivers mustn't make any extra charge for carrying or assisting a passenger with a wheelchair.

The meter should not be left running while helping the wheelchair user, or while the passenger gets into or out of the vehicle.

Exemptions

Drivers may be able to claim an exemption from these duties on medical grounds or because their physical condition makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for them to comply. If a driver has an exemption certificate they must display it in their vehicle.

The law regarding wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles

We've brought in these changes in accordance with sections 165 and 167 of the Equality Act 2010, which make it a criminal offence for drivers of designated taxi and private hire vehicles to refuse to carry passengers in wheelchairs, to fail to provide them with appropriate assistance, or to charge them extra. 

Find out more in our Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing policy.

Finding wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles

Below is a list of vehicles that we have licensed as being wheelchair accessible: 

Hackney carriages/taxis

Fiat Scudo – AB08 BOM – City

Peugeot Partner – AR02 CAB – One 2 Call

Renault Espace – AU60 CFY – Shaws Taxis Ltd

Citroen Dispatch – AV13 WVT – Chris’s Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – BD06 EBO – Door 2 Door

Citroen Dispatch – BD06 EBU – City Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – BK06 UAD – Kelsey’s

Citroen Dispatch – BK56 WMO – Wingerworth Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – BR10 WNC – Chris’s Taxis

Fiat Scudo – BX55 XTK – City Taxis

Volkswagen Caddy – C7 AXY – Chris’s Taxis

Ford Galaxy – C9 DHT – Henry’s Taxi

Fiat Scudo – CN55 HHU – City Taxis

Volkswagen Sharan – D8 RLB – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Fiat Scudo – DN06 EWE – City Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – DN54 DOA – Door 2 Door

Fiat Scudo – DS06 WGY – PD’s Taxis

Peugeot Expert – DU53 ZVN – Eric’s

Fiat Scudo – DU56 LUD – Mill’s Taxis

Ford Galaxy – EN55 GJF – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Citroen Dispatch – FE05 FLV – City Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – FL59 EOA – Chatsworth Taxis

Peugeot Expert – FY05 RUJ – Celia’s Cars

Peugeot Expert – GX10 LDZ – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Expert – GX59 GJY – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Volkswagen Caddy –HX10 HBJ – Naylor’s Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – KP13 TRX – Alfie’s Taxis

Ford Connect – KU57 OPX – City Taxis

Ford Tourneo – KX57 GVU – PD’s Taxis

Ford Tourneo – KX60 BOV – Capital Travel

Citroen Berlingo – LJ60 BZY – A Line

Ford Galaxy - LS12 PXG - Minky

Citroen Dispatch – MF56 BHN – T.M. Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – MT06 WOD – City Taxis

Volkswagen Transporter – MX56 OHG – PD’s Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – N19 ARY – GM Taxis

Peugeot Partner – N4 GMF – RA Taxis

Peugeot E7 – N5 TXE – City Taxis

Peugeot Expert – N88 DMX - Nadim

Fiat Doblo – ND09 ZUC – Halo Taxis

Fiat Doblo – NJ08 APV – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Fiat Doblo – NK07 GOE – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Volkswagen Caddy – NK60 ENJ - Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Expert E7 – OEZ 5333 – Mark’s Taxis

Peugeot Expert – P40 OGO – Chris’s Taxis

Citroen Dispatch – P90 LEL – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Fiat Scudo – PE56 WRC – City Taxis

Peugeot Expert Combi – PG04 BSV – Celia’s Cars

Renault Trafic – PJ54 WXL – Shaw’s Taxis Ltd

Fiat Doblo – PK56 MBF – Economy Taxi

Fiat Doblo – PK59 LHA – City Taxis

Citroen Berlingo – PK61 XJX – Chris’s Taxis

Fiat Scudo – PN07 PXC – City Taxis

Ford Tourneo – PX07 WHZ – Shaw’s Taxis Ltd

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi – R7 AXY – Naylor’s Taxis & Executive Service Ltd

Peugeot E7 – S40 TXE – S40

Ford Tourneo – SA06 XMF – A Line

Ford Tourneo – SA09 OJV – Howard’s

Peugeot Expert – SA56 XRW – City Taxis

Fiat Doblo – SB08 HXO – City Taxis

Peugeot Expert – SD07 MYM – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF09 JBY – Sam’s

Peugeot Partner – SF09 NDV – Chris’s Taxis

Peugeot E7 – SF10 BAU – M & M Taxis

Peugeot Expert E7 – SF10 BBO – The Village Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF10 BMV – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF10 LKE – Naylor’s Taxis & Executive Services Ltd

Peugeot Partner – SF11 BEJ – Chris’s Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF11 BFJ – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Partner – SF11 GXL – Halo Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF11 KNW – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF10 LWG – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF11 MZD – A Line

Peugeot Expert – SF13 JFJ – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Expert E7 – SF54 LKY – SC Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF59 LNN - Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Partner – SF59 NPG – Chris’s Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF60 BNB – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF60 BTE – City Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SF61 FNZ – Door 2 Door

Peugeot Euro 7 – SF62 LFJ – Chesterfield Taxi Service

Peugeot Partner – SH58 ODB – Chris’s Taxis

Peugeot Expert E7 – SJ05 LXV – A Line

Peugeot Partner – SJ08 RLV – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Peugeot Partner – SJ10 AJX – Eric’s

Peugeot Expert – SJ55 LVB - City Taxis

Peugeot Expert – SJ56 LPY – A Line

Fiat Scudo – SJ57 AYT – MJ Taxis

Peugeot Partner – SJ58 LPP – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Citroen Dispatch – SK60 LHN – City taxis

Citroen Berlingo – SL60 GXD - PD’s Taxis

Peugeot Partner – T6 XXT – Direct Taxis

Peugeot Expert – T666 CAB – MJ Taxis

Peugeot E7 – TJ07 ENH – City Taxis

Volkswagen Sharan – UVO 844 – Big Nigel’s

Fiat Scudo – V25 JDS – Celia’s Cars

Ford Galaxy  - VA57 NFM – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Fiat Scudo – YM08 JAU – Celia’s Cars

Fiat Scudo – YM54 UZP – AK Taxis

Fiat Doblo – YN08 FZV – Duckmanton/Chris’s Minibus Hire Ltd

Fiat Scudo – YP05 COU – Celia’s Cars

Fiat Scudo – YP05 CRF – Celia’s Cars

Fiat Scudo – YR54 UEP – A Line

Fiat Scudo – YS08 MTU – Door 2 Door

Fiat Scudo – YS56 CCA – City Taxis

Fiat Scudo – YT56 XGD – Celia’s Cars

Fiat Scudo – YT56 XHH – City Taxis

Fiat Doblo – YX08 WVA – Roger’s

Fiat Doblo – YX08 WVC – Chesterfield Connect

Fiat Doblo – YX54 VPD – Celia’s Cars

Citroen Dispatch – YX56 GWC – Shaw’s Taxis

Fiat Doblo – YX58 OFU – MT Taxis

Fiat Doblo – YY58 DXE – Mc’s

Private hire vehicles

There are no private hire vehicles licensed as wheelchair accessible taxis yet.

How to register a wheelchair accessible taxi or private hire vehicle

Contact our licensing team on 01246 345 230 or email licensing@chesterfield.gov.uk if you want to register your taxi or private hire vehicle as being wheelchair accessible.


Last updated on 10 January 2018