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Leicester halts for lame

9th October 1982, Page 12
9th October 1982
Page 12
Page 12, 9th October 1982 — Leicester halts for lame
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LEICESTER CITY Transport has launched a unique public transpc system designed to meet the needs of elderly, handicapped a disabled passengers.

The municipal undertaking has added three purposedesigned Perkins-powered Dennis Lancet "Access" buses to its fleet.

The three Duple Dominantbodied Lancets are fitted with 31 coach seats and can carry three wheelchair bound passengers in their chairs. There is a conventional front entrance and a centre entrance incorporating a Ratcliff wheelchair lift.

The buses will operate six scheduled services per week. Each service operates one day per week on relatively circuitous routes to cover as many areas as possible. There is room for at bodied companions of tl disabled passengers.

The services offer passeng€ a minimum of two hours in t city centre shopping areas.

A semi-zonal fares system h been adopted for the scher which will also be available 1 holders of city concessionz travel passes. The Access si vice is experimental, and t buses will be available for p vete hire in the evenings and weekends. As a gesture support, Hestair-Dennis h donated an additional year's f warranty on the buses.


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