Using your Mobility Scooter on the Transperth network
You can use your mobility scooter or mobility aid such as a wheelchair on public transport. There are maximum dimensions and other considerations you need to check before purchasing a mobility aid for accessing public transport. If you need a mobility scooter that you can use on public transport such as busses and trains call us and ask us about the options we have available.
Transperth has set out guidelines for the type of mobility scooter that can be safely used on their network. We have summarised the information for you below. The direct link to this information can be found by clicking here: USING MOBILITY AIDS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Mobility scooters and wheelchairs must use the lifts. Ask a Transperth staff member for help to find the lifts if you need them.
Some mid and large sized mobility scooters are too large to take on board public transport. Please carefully note all the specifications below so that you can purchase your mobility scooter with confidence. If in doubt, give us a call and we can help you with your public transport queries. We have mobility scooters that are suitable for public transport.
Your mobility aid should
- Fit entirely inside within a 1300 mm by 800 mm space – this is the size of the allocated places on buses, trains and ferries.
- Be no more than 750 mm wide.
- Weigh less than 300 kg including you and an assistant if you have one – this is the safe weight limit of boarding devices such as ramps.
Your mobility aid needs to
- Be able to move backwards and forwards when required.
- Have an effective braking system that completely stops it moving.
To board trains, buses and ferries your mobility aid should be able to
- Turn 180 degrees within an area 2070 mm by 1540 mm.
- Cross a horizontal gap up to 50 mm wide.
- Mount a vertical rise (bump) up to 15 mm.
- Cross grating gaps up to 13 mm wide and 150 mm long.
- Cross a gap up to 75 mm wide if you are accessing pedestrian level crossings.
- Negotiate a 1:14 grade ramp unassisted.
- Negotiate up to a 1:8 grade ramp that is less than 1520 mm long.
- Negotiate a 1:4 grade ramp with assistance.
Passengers wishing to access a charging point can visit the Citiplace Community Centre and Rest Centre.