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Taxi cheques in Mechelen: What are they and how to use them?

Key points:

What are taxicheques?

With taxicheques, you can pay for taxi rides in Mechelen at a preferential rate. Each cheque has a value of 2.50 euros. You only pay half when you buy them. The cheques can be bought in packs of 10, so for a total amount of 12.50 euros.

For whom?
Mechelen residents with travel difficulties or a limited income. You must therefore:

  • Be domiciled in Mechelen.
  • Have a companion pass. Persons with disabilities and senior citizens aged 75 and over can apply for a companion pass.
  • Have an UiTPAS with opportunity fee.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of taxi vouchers in Mechelen cannot be underestimated. Besides the financial savings it offers, it also opens the door to greater mobility and accessibility for those who need it most. Here are some reasons why taxicheques are a valuable option:

  1. Affordability: By paying only half the value of the cheques, Mechelen residents on limited incomes get the chance to use essential taxi services at an affordable price. This eases the financial burden associated with transport costs, making it easier to participate in the city’s social and economic life.
  2. Accessibility: For people with mobility difficulties or limited mobility, taxi vouchers can be a valuable tool to still travel independently. By using taxis, they can get around more easily without depending on others, which can increase their sense of independence and well-being.
  3. Inclusiveness: The fact that this scheme is available to Mechelen residents with a companion pass or UiTPAS with opportunity fare highlights the city’s inclusive approach towards its residents. It provides an equal opportunity for everyone to access transport services, regardless of their financial situation or mobility constraints.
  4. Sustainability: By offering low-cost taxi vouchers, Mechelen also encourages more sustainable modes of transport. People are encouraged to opt for shared taxi rides or to consider alternatives such as ride-sharing or using public transport. This helps to reduce traffic pressure and promote environmentally friendly transport options.

Where to buy them?

Taxicheques are readily available to Mechelen residents, and there are several ways to purchase them:

  1. Quick counter at the Mechelen House: One of the most direct ways to buy taxicheques is by visiting the quick counter at the Mechelen House in person. Here you can quickly and efficiently purchase your taxi cheques, taking advantage of the benefits they offer right away.
  2. Online via the digital counter: For added convenience and flexibility, you can also buy taxicheques online via the digital counter. After completing the payment, you will receive the purchased cheques by post at the given address. It is important to note that it can take several days for the requested taxi cheques to arrive by post, so make sure you request them on time to avoid delays.

Regardless of the method you choose to buy taxi cheques, it is important to have some documents to hand:

  • Identity card: This is required to verify your identity and ensure that you are eligible to purchase taxicheques as a resident of Mechelen.
  • Companion Pass or UiTPAS: If you are eligible to purchase taxicheques on the basis of a companion pass or UiTPAS with chance fare, make sure you have these documents handy to prove your entitlement to concessionary fares.

By taking advantage of these easy purchase options and having the required documentation at hand, you can enjoy the benefits of taxi vouchers in Mechelen quickly and hassle-free.

How to use taxicheques?

Using taxicheques in Mechelen is simple and straightforward. Here’s how to use them:

  1. Book your taxi ride: After you have bought your taxicheques, you can book a taxi ride with us. When booking your ride, it is important to indicate that you plan to pay with taxicheques.
  2. Pay on the spot with the cheques: When the taxi arrives, hand the taxicheques to the driver as a means of payment. The driver will take the cheques and charge your taxi ride.

!!!It is important to note that taxicheques can only be used for journeys within Mechelen. This means you cannot use them for trips outside the city limits!!!!

However, there is a point of interest to keep in mind: although we do our utmost to serve you quickly and efficiently, it may happen that our agenda is fully booked. In case our schedule at CTD Taxi is fully booked, we recommend that you contact our dispatch to see if an alternative time is available. We do our best to serve all our customers, but sometimes certain times may have limited availability due to busy times. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility in such situations.

By following these simple steps and taking into account possible crowds at CTD Taxi, you can make hassle-free and efficient use of your taxi vouchers with us for all your journeys within Mechelen.