Wheelchairs

Wheelchair

As part of our commitment to providing accessible travel for wheelchair users virtually all our buses have a dedicated area for wheelchair users; other passengers are asked to give up the space for wheelchairs.

When your low floor bus arrives at the bus stop you can ask the driver to lower the step and/or ramp to allow you to board.

Please ask the driver for assistance if you require any help. If the bus is full or there is already a wheelchair user on board unfortunately we will not be able to carry another wheelchair user.

You should reverse your wheelchair into the dedicated area on board (so you are facing the back of the vehicle) and apply the brakes.

Aisles and gangways must be kept clear at all times.

Wheelchair users have priority use of the wheelchair space. If this is occupied with a buggy, standing passengers or otherwise full, and there is space elsewhere on the vehicle, the driver will ask that it is made free for a wheelchair user. Please note that the driver has no power to compel passengers to move in this way and is reliant upon the goodwill of the passengers concerned.

Unfortunately, if a fellow passenger refuses to move you will need to wait for the next bus.

Non-low floor or 'Step Height' buses are not able to accommodate wheelchair users.

Use of electric mobility scooters on our buses

If you, a companion or member of your family use a small electric mobility scooter and wish to make use of our bus services, while using the scooter, please telephone us on 0845 600 1420 (Monday to Friday 0830-1700) and we will be happy to advise you on how to do this.