Accessibility regs may apply to rail replacement services

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Regular rail replacement is likely to require accessible vehicles. GARETH EVANS

Order Tramadol Cod The Department for Transport (DfT) has clarified the accessibility regulations for rail replacement bus services.

Tramadol With Mastercard In a statement responding to a Freedom of Information request, a DfT spokesperson said: “As you are probably aware, Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) require facilities such as low-floor boarding devices, handholds and handrails, priority seats and provision for passengers in wheelchairs. PSVAR has prompted a step-change in the accessibility of bus services, with nearly 100% of vehicles now accessible to many disabled people. “In order to constitute a ‘scheduled service’ to which PSVAR applies, it is our view that a rail replacement service must be a service (a) along a specified route, (b) at specified times and (c) with passengers being taken up and set down at pre-determined stopping points. All three of those criteria must be satisfied in order for the service to be subject to PSVAR.”