Zero200 is the name given to the service providing centralised bookings for wheelchair accessible taxis in Sydney. These taxis are known WATS vehicles allow passengers to travel in a wheelchair or other specialised transport for passengers with disabilities. They are also able to carry able bodied passengers as well. The WATS fleet is made up from all the wheelchair accessible vehicles that are registered in Sydney irrespective of what Co-operative they belong to. The NSW Taxi Council co-ordinates the involvement of the different taxi companies, this means WATS is made up of vehicles from Taxis Combined, Silver Service, Yellow Cabs, ABC, St George, South Western, Manly, RSL, Premier, Legion, VIP Cabs & Lime Taxis.
All the taxi drivers involved in this scheme must complete a course teaching them how to provide a quality service to all people with disabilities.) TTY (teletypewriter) Bookings: (02) 9020 3315 WAT vehicles: Bus type vehicle - These vehicles may be Vitos, Commuters, Sprinters or Transits. They have been modified to take wheelchairs. Buses are able to carry 2 wheelchairs and up to 7 passengers depending on the type of bus. When there are no wheelchairs the capacity can increase to 11 passengers depending on the vehicle type. Most buses have a hydraulic lift fitted at the back of the vehicle. The wheelchairs are then rolled onto the lift platform and raised. This is useful for passengers who cannot be pushed up a ramp. Other type of WATS Vehicles: - Chrysler Voyager - 1 - to 2 wheelchair capacity. - Holden Zafira - 1 wheelchair capacity, rear loading - Kia Carnival - 1 wheelchair plus 4 other passengers - Toyota Tarago - 1 wheelchair plus 4 other passengers