Project: Coach Accessibility Trial

Reference: UG430A

Last update: 13/02/2006 12:17:05


The department has agreed to work with partners from industry, local authorities and equipment suppliers to run an accessible coach trial on the London/Heathrow/Bath route. The contract will cover additional costs incurred by National Express for wheelchair accessible service.


This project will deliver information on all aspects of operating accessible coaches, infrastructure modifications, coach driver training and monitoring of the accessible coach service.


National Express
Ensign Court, 4 Vicarage Road, Birmingham, B15 3ES
0121 625 1122

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £41,550.00

Actual start date: 06 August 2003

Actual completion date: 28 February 2005


Publication will be under UG430 - Accessible Coach Trial
Author: Transport & Travel Research Ltd
Publication date: 21/03/2006
Source: DfT Website
More information:

Summary of results

  1. This research provided for a proportion of the additional costs associated with making a high floor inter-urban coach wheelchair accessible in advance of the regulatoroy requirement which was introduce on 1 January 2005.
    The project delivered the planned results.