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Step-entrance buses continue running, two years after ban

BUSES

Rhodri Clark
15 September 2017
This type of step-entrance bus, seen in 2006, has been observed on public services in two English towns recently
This type of step-entrance bus, seen in 2006, has been observed on public services in two English towns recently

 

Step-entrance minibuses are still being used on scheduled public services in some parts of England, more than two years after the deadline for phasing out such vehicles. 

To get round the rules some operators have simply reclassified the vehicles as “coaches”, which are currently exempt from the accessibility regulations, by declaring that standing passengers are not permitted on board.

The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (PSVAR) apply to vehicles with a...

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