Following the introduction of the Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 the Licensing Authority must maintain and publish a list of all licensed taxis and private hire vehicles which they designate as being wheelchair accessible. The 2022 Act aims to ensure that disabled people can use taxi and PHV services with confidence that they will not be discriminated against.
All taxi and PHV drivers and operators – regardless of whether the vehicle is wheelchair accessible – will be subject to duties under the Equality Act as detailed below.
Taxi & PHV drivers will be required to:
- Accept the carriage of ANY disabled person, provide them with reasonable mobility assistance, and carry their mobility aids, all without charging any more than they would for a non-disabled passenger.
- Provide any disabled passenger who requests it with assistance to identify the vehicle at no extra charge.
PHV operators will be required to:
- Accept bookings for on oh behalf of any disabled person, if they have a suitable vehicle available
The table below provides information relating to the vehicles which are licensed by Fylde Council and are classed as being wheelchair accessible.
|Name||Operator||Tel||Make & Model||Licence Number||Wheelchair specification|
|Steve Richardson||Richardson’s Taxis||07957 275348||Peugeot E7||Hackney 908||1 standard wheelchair – no weight limit|
|Michael Momot||Michael’s Cab Services||07802 376551||Vauxhall Vivaro||Hackney 911||1 x electric or standard wheelchair – no weight limit|
|Ian Wilmott||Warton Village Taxi’s||07583 085138||Mercedes Vito||Hackney 913||2 x standard wheelchair plus 3 passengers|
|(2 vehicles)||Peugeot Eurocab||Hackney 916|
|Grant Laver||Independent||07427 458300||Ford Procab||Hackney 914||1 x standard wheelchair|
|Fylde Executive cars||01772 632020||Ford Tourneo||Hackney 910||1 x standard wheelchair – passenger weight limit 14 stones|
|Anthony Aquilina||Independent||07933 420376||VW Transporter||Hackney 904||1 x Standard wheelchair|
|Refused||London Black Taxi||Hackney 24|
|Refused||Mercedes Vito||Hackney 176|