Thames Clippers Launch Mobility Scheme
Thames Clippers have launched their Mobility Scooter Recognition Scheme, welcoming their first passengers, including Kaz Lalje, on board 25th March 2014. The scheme has been launched to make it easier for regular passengers, who use Mobility scooters, to make the most of Thames Clippers’ services. Passengers with approved Mobility scooters are invited down to the pier to meet a member of the safety team to have their Mobility scooter assessed, with the opportunity to receive hints and tips on the safest and best ways to board. They are then given a Mobility Aid Card which they can show to ticket sellers and crew to access the service.
The scheme has already received recognition from Transport for All, with members joining Thames Clippers at North Greenwich Pier to celebrate the launch.
All Thames Clippers’ piers are both wheelchair and Mobility scooter accessible via a ramp with the exception of London Bridge, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, Putney and Cadogan piers, with plans to upgrade these piers to accommodate wheelchairs and Mobility scooters soon. Thames Clippers welcome guidance and assistance dogs on board, as well as providing audio and visual information on all services to help hearing and visual impaired passengers make the most of what the river has to offer.