Some disabilities can make it challenging for people to use public transport. For those who would struggle to leave the house, community transport provides various ways for people to visit shops, local services, tourist attractions and much more.
Easy-Go CT (Stockport)
Easy Go CT provides community transport for people with mobility difficulties or disabilities. The Easy Go CT buses have tail-lifts and provide a door-to-door service so that people can go shopping, attend the doctors or hospital and visit places of worship.
Easy Go CT can also take people on longer excursions, including holidays. Group bookings are available for community groups in Stockport. All journeys can be booked three weeks in advance and TfGM Travel Vouchers are accepted.
If you cannot use public transport, taxis are an alternative form of transport. You can use GMPTE vouchers to pay for taxi travel at a reduced rate. Check your phone directory for details of local taxi firms or look online.
Some taxi drivers have successfully completed training in disability awareness. These are listed in Disability Stockport and Stockport Council’s Disability Friendly Transport guide.
Stockport Car Scheme
Stockport Car Scheme provides volunteer drivers to help people who struggle to use public transport and disabled people and their carers with shopping trips, social groups, day centres, visiting and health appointments.
This small volunteer-led charity provides transport in some areas in and around Stockport:
- Bramhall and Woodford: phone 0161 439 6000
- Cheadle Hulme: phone 0161 485 5353
- The Heatons: phone 0161 474 4444
- Werneth: phone 0793 132 4201
- High Lane: phone 01663 76314
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Address: 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG
Phone: 0161 244 1000
(or 0871 200 2233 for help travelling to and from train stations)
Fax: 0161 244 1011
Ring and Ride
Address: Unit 1 – 4 Crown Industrial Estate, Kenwood Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6PH
Phone: 0845 688 4933
Fax: 0161 432 9222