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Licensing

Wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles

Find details of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles in East Renfrewshire.

Licensed wheelchair accessible vehicles

Summary of licensed wheelchair accessible vehicles

License typeVehicle make/modelColourPassenger capacityWheelchair capacityBooking contact
Private Hire (PHC/458)Vauxhall VivaroRed86 passengers + 1 wheelchair

Eastwood Mearns Taxis

0141 638 7041

Private Hire (PHC/391)Vauxhall VivaroWhite86 passengers + 1 wheelchair

Eastwood Mearns Taxis

0141 638 7041

Private Hire (PHC/449)Peugeot HorizonBlue42 passengers + 1 wheelchair

 Compass (Barrhead)

0141 880 8800

07772 8870041

Private Hire (PHC/523)Vauxhall VivaroSilver86 passengers + 1 wheelchair

Eastwood Mearns Taxis

0141 638 7041

Private Hire (PHC/439)Renault TrafficSilver86 passengers + 1 wheelchair

Eastwood Mearns Taxis

0141 638 7041 or

07554 118761

Public Hire (TL/061)Volkswagan CaravelleBeige65 passengers + 1 wheelchairTo follow
Public Hire (TL/021)Peugeot PremierSilver42 passengers + 1 wheelchairTo follow
Public Hire (TL/044)Vauxhall VivaroSilver86 passengers + 1 wheelchair

07708 299399

Private Hire (PHC/009)Volkswagan CaddyBlue64 passengers + 1 wheelchair

Compass (Barrhead)

0141 880 8800

Private Hire (PHC/309)Peugeot Expert TepeeBlue64 passengers + 1 wheelchairTo follow
Private Hire (PHC/483)Peugeot PartnerGrey42 passengers + 1 wheelchairTo follow

The service drivers must provide

All vehicles and their drivers are licensed by the council. The drivers who hold these licenses need to provide the following services:

  • Transport the passenger while in their wheelchair.
  • Not to make any additional charges as a result.
  • Carry the wheelchair into the vehicle if the passenger chooses not to sit on the seat instead of the wheelchair.
  • Take reasonable steps to make sure the passenger travels in safety and comfort.
  • Give the passenger any help with mobility if needed.

Help with mobility

This includes:

  • Help to get in and out of the vehicle. Or help to get in and out of the vehicle while in the wheelchair.
  • Load and unload the wheelchair if the passenger doesn't want to stay in the wheelchair.
  • Load the passenger's luggage.

Drivers do not need to transport more than one wheelchair at a time. Drivers also have the right to refuse to transport a passenger under normal rules. For example, a passenger behaving in an unacceptable way.

Contact us

Please let us know if you have any problems hiring these vehicles. Please also tell us if a driver doesn't provide the service described above.

Email

celicensing@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call

0141 577 3005


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