I had an email this morning from the Transport for London (TfL) that looks after their relationship with older and disabled people’s organisations, parenting organisations and those representing people with health conditions.
Today they are launching the ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge and card for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and accompanying card were created following requests from customers who struggle to get a seat, as their need is not immediately obvious. The badge and card remove the awkwardness of customers having to explain their need for a seat to others.
The free badge and card are now available through the website, tfl.gov.uk/transport-access... or by calling them on 0343 222 1234. There are no qualifying criteria - applicants do not need to provide a GP’s note or their medical history. The badge and card can be used across their network, on London Underground, London Overground, Buses, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Trams and River Services.