Category: Buses

Rail Replacement and School Buses Must Be Wheelchair Accessible

Nearly all rail replacement and school buses/vehicles must be accessible – confirmed. Rail replacement buses I’ve previously given my legal interpretation of the applicability of accessibility regulations to rail replacement buses; now, I have independent verification. In response to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)’s consultation into Improving Assisted Travel, I reiterated my views and also…

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Accessibility of Rail Replacement Bus Services

I’m finalising my submission to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into the effects of this year’s rail timetable disruption on passengers. I am publishing here my explanation as to why I think that it is a (little-honoured) legal requirement that most rail replacement bus services must be operated using accessible vehicles. It is a criminal…

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West Yorkshire Police say: report bus drivers who refuse wheelchair users

I’ve got West Yorkshire Police to recognise that a bus driver who refuses a wheelchair user access to an empty wheelchair space on a bus is committing a crime and should face punishment. Disabled people, bus companies and drivers should all be made aware that such crimes should be reported to the Police. The Police…

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