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Coaches: Disabled

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to increase the accessibility of national and international coach travel to people with a disability. (252761)

The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations apply to all buses and coaches with more than 22 passenger seats operating to a published timetable. The Regulations require all buses to comply from the year 2015 to 2017 (depending on the type of bus) and 2020 for coaches used on scheduled services.

The European Commission have recently made proposals, relating to bus and coach passenger rights. The Department for Transport will be considering this in due course.