TfL's 'Please offer me a seat' badge now permanently available
28 April 2017
Transport for London (TfL) is now permanently offering a 'Please offer me a seat' badge for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport.
The idea was proposed by a disabled Londoner last year. TfL held a six-week trial in the autumn, with 1,200 people testing the badge and accompanying card.
- More than 72% of journeys were found to be easier as a result of the badge.
- 98% of people taking part said they would recommend it to somebody who needed it.
Following the successful trial period, the badge and accompanying card are now available from the TfL website or calling 0343 222 1234.
'The badge and card remove the awkwardness of customers having to explain their need for a seat to others.'
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 the TfL network, on London Underground, London Overground, Buses, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Trams and River Services.