A study has been made of stage-carriage bus services which can be used by people confined to wheelchairs. The number of these services is growing, as is the number of buses which have been modified to carry wheelchair passengers on both stage-carriage and private operations. There is evidence of a good level of demand for the stage-carriage services although identification of it, and the planning of routes, presents problems to operators. Currently costs per wheelchair passenger carried on stage-carriage services are in the range of L3 to approaching L6 though these figures may fall as further demand develops. The costs compare favourably with those for alternative services, such as taxi and demand-responsive bus services. The operators in general have not experienced any problems with the special equipment needed to enable the buses to carry people in wheelchairs, nor have current regulations caused any difficulities. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cranfield Institute of Technology, England

    Center for Transport Studies
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Oxley, P R
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM