Bus stops ‘block wheelchair access’

Monday 24th November 2014

It was reported by BBC last week that more than one third of the coach stops used by the UK’s main coach operator, National Express, have restrictions, such as bollards, lamp posts and railings, which prevent drivers from using the lifts installed in their coaches to carry wheelchairs aboard. The majority of the bus stops used by National Express are the responsibility of local authorities, which have a legal obligation under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments for disabled travellers.  The Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper, is calling for local authorities to make bus stops and bus stations more accessible for wheelchair users.

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