We are committed to providing affordable transport that is accessible to all and as part of this are proud to be on track to be fully wheelchair accessible six years ahead of compulsory legislation.
For many years we've led the way with accessible transport and our pioneering wheelchair lift was introduced to our coaches back in 2002.
The introduction of these lifts transformed the coach industry, opening doors and expanding horizons for many people for whom coach travel would previously have been inaccessible.
The lift provides step-free access to the coach and allows people to board direct from the kerbside and positions people into a forward-facing area designated for their wheelchair at the front of the coach. The lift carries a vast range of wheelchairs providing they meet the standard dimensions set by the current vehicle access regulations.
It was with pleasure we welcomed the Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller MP and Paralympic Gold-medallist Josie Pearson to mark the ten year anniversary of this important transport industry milestone.
There is still some way to go before all our coaches are accessible but we continue to work hard and are on track to achieve this goal.