Mobility Scooters for Trains

When Gillian Cockburn want to see her sick husband in a hospital, she relied on her usual transportation: a quality mobility scooter.

The severely disabled woman was unable to lift her large mobility scooter onto the Northern Rail. The Northern Rail is a London based train.

Cockburn, 70, was denied entry.

In a statement, Northern Rail said it does not allow any type of mobility scooter on its trains unless it can be folded up and carried on board.
International travelers should take note that outside the United States, with its Americans with Disabilities Act, a mobility scooter for trains will not always be allowed in travel.

However, to increase the likelihood of travel, Mobility Scooters Direct recommends products that are geared for this medium. Our travel mobility scooters and our folding disability scooters are recommended.

Can I Take My Mobility Scooter on a Train?

Each train company has its own rules regarding people using disability scooters on its trains. Some require permits while others will just accommodate the traveler with no questions asked.

Best practices recommend contacting the company before attempting to use the travel service. While their customer service will never be as good as our nationwide disability scooter store, contacting the company can save the person a lot of time.

Another way is to access the website of the company. Amtrak, an 855-mile long train service operating between Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Florida, aids passengers.

Amtrak provides priority boarding on request in high platforms, low-level platforms and bi-level trains, according to its website. Once the person has boarded the train, he or she has two options, depending on the type of scooter for the disabled.

If it is non-collapsible, like a travel mobility scooter, the person must remain seated in the product for the duration of travel. If the person is venturing on a collapsible mobility scooter, he or she can stow the product nearby by as onboard Amtrak personnel will assist the passenger to a seat.

The Best Mobility Scooters for Trains

The Triaxe Sport Travel Mobility Scooter provides robust performance and simple transportation features, making it a great investment for people who go on trains.
Without the 8 lbs. battery, the Triaxe Sport weighs 47 lbs. But, it has a 350 lbs. weight capacity.

Triaxe SportThe lightweight design of the 4 wheel mobility scooter makes it easy to pick up and place on board a train. The 1.10” ground clearance is good on the travel mobility scooter.

After having reached the destination, this travel mobility scooter doesn’t disappoint in regards to performance. The mobility scooter from Solax Mobility is equipped with a 56 V 350-watt motor, capable of reaching maximum speeds of 12 miles per hour.

The long distance mobility scooter has 48V 12AH removable lithium batteries—with the option to purchase an extra battery. The Triaxe Sport can cover up to 35 miles per total charge. The driver can travel from home to the train station and from the train station to an office or a restaurant without having to worry about a diminishing battery.

Patty H. awarded the Triaxe Sport with a five-star mobility scooter review. She diligently researched several affordable disability scooters and the companies that sell them.

She decided to purchase her product from Mobility Scooters Direct.

“I have been using the scooter for a couple of weeks now,” Patty said,” and I am very delighted with it’s performance and ease of use.”

Patty recommends the Triaxe Sport for any person searching for one of the best travel mobility scooters to take on trains.

The Solax Transformer Automatic Folding Scooter is another recommended product for travel on trains. It weighs 53 lbs., including a 4 lbs. battery. It can support a 300 lbs. weight capacity.

Solax Transformer Automatic Folding ScooterWith the lightweight of the product, the Solax Transformer is accessible on trains. It is simple to store once boarded with this mobility scooter for trains, then to move to a more spacious seating arrangement while traveling.

The folding disability scooter is equipped with parts that empower the product with excellent performance. With a 24V 120-watt motor, the Solax Transformer reaches maximum speeds of nearly 4 mph.

The Solax Transformer has lithium-ion batteries. It can cover more than 13 miles per complete charge. The folding mobility scooter has a 1.6” ground clearance.

The folding disability scooter is an excellent financial purchase. Jack D., a verified buyer, found the product delivered robust performance on a consistent basis, especially with using trains.

“Well made,” Jack said in his five-star disability scooter review, “worth every penny.”

Joseph R. also awarded the Solax Transformer. He found the performance and the diverse performance abilities made the affordable mobility scooter a good buy.

“Great scooter,” Joseph said. “Worth the money.”

Buy a Mobility Scooter for Trains, Today!

Having a mobility scooter will increase a person’s independence — it is an accepted fact. However, travel on trains with a mobility scooter is not always guaranteed. Customers need to be aware that each train station has its own rules regarding travel with a disability scooter. It can complicated using a mobility scooter for football games or using the product to visit a loved one in a hospital.

Gillian Cockburn had to learn that first hand.

Mobility Scooters Direct doesn’t want that to happen to you. Therefore, we recommend purchasing a travel mobility scooter or a folding disability scooter, if you plan on using the product on a train.

To learn more about the quality disability scooters recommended in this article, we recommend speaking to a skilled technician from our nationwide mobility scooter store.

We have an option of having a live chat on our website, along with calling (877) 721-7748.

The hours of operation for our nationwide mobility scooter store are from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening on weekdays. Mobility Scooters Direct is open on weekends. Our hours are from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best products to our customers.

“The way Mobility Scooters Direct offers affordable mobility scooter options is by maintaining manufacturer direct relationships,” our website provides. “There is no middleman. This allows us to give you the best possible price on any product we offer.”