List of Designated Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles from the Equality Act 2010

On 6 April 2017 section 165 and section 167 of the Equality Act 2010 came into effect. 

Section 165 imposes legal duties on the driver of a designated hackney carriage and private hire vehicle which has been hired by or for a disabled person in a wheelchair, or by another person who wishes to be accompanied by a disabled person who is in a wheelchair. 

The key components of Section 165 are summarised below:

  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers will be required to carry the passenger while in the wheelchair
  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers are prohibited from charging wheelchair-users an additional fare for a journey
  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers will be required to carry the passenger’s wheelchair if the wheelchair–user chooses to sit in a passenger seat during the journey
  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers will be obliged to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that the wheelchair-user is carried in safe and reasonable comfort
  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers must provide reasonable levels of mobility-assistance to the disabled passenger
  • Hackney carriage/private hire drivers cannot refuse hires from wheelchair users

Mobility assistance is defined as assistance:

  • To enable the passenger to get into or out of the vehicle
  • Where if the passenger wishes to remain in the wheelchair, to enable the passenger to get into and out of the vehicle while in the wheelchair
  • To load the passenger's luggage into or out of the vehicle
  • If the passenger doesn't wish to remain in the wheelchair, to load the wheelchair into or out of the vehicle

Failure to comply with the duties listed under section 165 of the Act is a criminal offence. 

Section 167 of the act permits local authorities to maintain a list of designated wheelchair-accessible hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Type Make Operator Plate Reference No. Vehicle Registration
Private Hire Citroen Berlingo Uber PH5205 NK65 EBZ
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch One 4 You Services HC170 BX13 ALU
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Go Carz HC95 BV58 OBN
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC162 SN11 BYC
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Go Carz HC128 BX59 KYG
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Go Carz HC20 BX60 AXF
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Owner Operator HC121 SL59 MHA
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch A1 Wolves Cars HC131 BJ59 UPB
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Owner Operator HC176 BX64 AUC
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC140 BX10 BVB
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC139 BX10 BVG
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC85 BX62 FYK
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Not Known HC171 BX13 AMK
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC150 BX60 AXD
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC161 BX11 AXP
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC166 BX12 GZY
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Owner Operator HC188 MR12 UMR
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi 247 Cars Willenhall HC165 BX12 BXE
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Go Carz HC173 BV63 XSL
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Not Known HC172 BU63 XUM
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Go Carz HC152 BX60 AXT
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi Go Carz HC42 BL56 UGA
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch Combi ABC Cars HC130 BX59 MWK
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch L2 H1 Level 2 ABC Cars and Minibuses HC146 BX10 BVZ
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch L2 H1 Level 2 City Cars HC126 BX59 KKN
Hackney Carriage Citroen Dispatch L2 H1 Level 2 Owner Operator HC81 BJ59 UOW
Hackney Carriage Citroen LC7 Not Known HC135 BG59 OZJ
Hackney Carriage Citroen Relay Mobility Cars HC194 LK16 BEO
Hackney Carriage Citroen SVA Taxi Owner Operator HC169 BX13 AWZ
Hackney Carriage Citroen SVA Taxi Owner Operator HC147 MA04 TRA
Hackney Carriage Fiat Eurocab ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC120 BV09 JFG
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo Owner Operator HC98 SF07 CZZ
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo Mobility Cabs Ltd HC106 DU56 LSF
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo Street Cars Manchester HC100 SF06 FLZ
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo Go Carz HC108 DU56 LSV
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo One 4 You Services HC109 SF56 CFG
Hackney Carriage Fiat Scudo Owner Operator HC43 DU07 DDO
Hackney Carriage Fiat TW200 Owner Operator HC164 SF12 EHM
Hackney Carriage Fiat TW200 Not Known HC175 SF61 CNJ
Hackney Carriage Fiat TW200 Not Known HC103 SF06 FLV
Hackney Carriage Ford Allied Procab Owner Operator HC69 SF19 PBV
Hackney Carriage Ford Tourneo Owner Operator HC204 MX19 WLK
Hackney Carriage Ford Tourneo Owner Operator HC199 YR17 ZRT
Private Hire Ford Tourneo Cam Cab PH13705 YA21 OOE
Hackney Carriage Ford Tourneo Not Known HC82 MW21 ZTN
Hackney Carriage Ford Tourneo Custom Owner Operator HC101 MK67 WUY
Hackney Carriage Ford Tourneo Custom Owner Operator HC79 MX19 WMU
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC67 LT06 TKE
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC50 LT06 OCE
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC22 BU04 XSE
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC60 LS05 BHX
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC64 BG05 HZL
Hackney Carriage LTI TX2 Owner Operator HC78 BV53 BXU
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC51 LR09 HYJ
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC38 LO58 NGZ
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC149 BF60 EFV
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC61 L010 BWG
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC125 BF59 EZZ
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC6 LO09 FJU
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC76 LT07 KYH
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC7 MK60 RWV
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Not Known HC151 BF60 EEO
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC18 BN58 BLJ
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Penn Cars HC129 BF59 FAU
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC19 SN59 EZD
Hackney Carriage LTI TX4 Owner Operator HC21 BF60 EES
Hackney Carriage LTI TXI Owner Operator HC32 SF06 ESO
Hackney Carriage LTI TXI Not Known HC62 LM09 ULT
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC41 LD60 HPX
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC15 DK10 DFE
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC54 SF69 XJL
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC44 LB59 EGD
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC46 LB59 EFM
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC1 LG11 BYF
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC23 LB62 MMA
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC35 JS59 JSS
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC111 LD11 MDU
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC33 DK09 XWM
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC49 BT08 KZY
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Accident Management HC219 PF69 CFL
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Go Carz HC73 BG58 UBX
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC93 KX07 FDZ
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Mobility Cabs Ltd HC110 DE59 LDZ
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC102 LC59 KYK
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Rainbow HC40 AX13 BOF
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Not Known HC56 PN59 BEJ
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC27 YE62 UDO
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Central Executive HC55 LB10 TUY
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC132 DE60 ELX
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Not Known HC3 LC09 ONM
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Go Carz HC107 KY60 BFL
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Not Known HC9 LN15 UBM
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC144 DK10 DFF
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC11 YN57 EVP
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC4 LB60 JDZ
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Take Me HC29 LG60 SEY
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Go Carz HC195 DF13 USV
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC12 DE60 SSJ
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Cars and Minibuses HC52 SG61 NLN
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC80 LG63 BDX
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Cars HC114 EN13 XFA
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC16 BJ56 XBG
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC83 LD13 AVP
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC17 DE11 HDN
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Go Carz HC25 LG10 LLN
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Not Known HC89 CK56 PUO
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC14 H13 VRK
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Cars HC39 LP17 UZH
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Penn Cars HC1 LG11 BYF
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Cars HC133 LD11 MHF
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC153 KX60 BTE
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC35 JS59 JSS
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Galaxy Sutton Top Rank Choice Cars HC96 LB59 EGC
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito T.C Cars HC197 LM17 WPW
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC10 LC59 KZW
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Not Known HC88 SH14 ZCA
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC58 LD09 BMU
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito ABC Cars HC24 LG11 BZV
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC156 WP11 XJN
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC84 PN11 NLX
Hackney Carriage Mercedes-Benz Vito Owner Operator HC72 SA61 UTB
Hackney Carriage Peugeot 307 Owner Operator HC53 SF13 JOJ
Private Hire Peugeot Boxer Castle PH11036 SF66 FWD
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC28 SJ07 MDE
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC104 SH58 KXR
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Rainbow HC97 R14 NBO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC68 SJ07 LTT
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC157 SF60 KYY
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC167 SF12 NND
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC75 SF09 BFZ
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC92 SF65 GPO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 ABC Cars and Minibuses HC94 SD07 MXA
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC122 SF09 MYS
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Go Carz HC160 SF59 JHL
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC168 SF12 NNO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC26 SH55 PTX
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC77 SD07 MYW
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC74 SF59 AMO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Not Known HC112 SF61 FEV
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC87 SB06 NVC
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC45 SJ06 KBY
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC65 SA56 XPT
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC47 SC57 LUF
Hackney Carriage Peugeot E7 Owner Operator HC36 SF61 FNP
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Eurotaxi Owner Operator HC91 SF14 AMO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Eurotaxi Owner Operator HC113 SF13 AOA
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Eurotaxi Owner Operator HC178 SF62 AZO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Expert Owner Operator HC31 SJ07 LWC
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Expert ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC66 DU56 LJO
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Expert Owner Operator HC34 SF61 HJA
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Expert ABC Cars HC13 SF56 TUU
Hackney Carriage Peugeot Expert Tepee Comfort ABC Countdown Cars Ltd HC8 SF13 LPY
Private Hire Peugeot Expert Tepee Comfort Club PH17202 SF11 BCZ
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon Cas Cars PH7967 SF67 CZV
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon Penn Cars PH79 SF67 DKN
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon Uber PH13661 SF66 HKZ
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon Uber PH18145 SF16 CFO
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon A1 Wolves Cars PH4178 SF16 FPU
Private Hire Peugeot Horizon BOLT PH5295 SF64 GZO
Private Hire Volkswagen Caddy A2B PH14966 AF18 CVW
Private Hire Volkswagen Caddy Uber PH17428 NK12 FYF
Private Hire Volkswagen Caddy Local Carz PH14570 FV61 WNG
Hackney Carriage Volkswagen T5 Shuttle Go Carz HC154 J44 KRN
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