Oxford leading the way on bus accessibility


Oxford leading the way in AV for an accessible bus service for all

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has welcomed the introduction of audio-visual (AV) announcements on buses in Oxford and has asked the Secretary of State to extend AV across the country.

AV helps passengers with disabilities travel with confidence by providing audible and visible information identifying the respective route and each upcoming stop.

In August, the Department for Transport launched a consultation on improving accessibility in transport, with a view on improving accessibility throughout Great Britain.

Layla Moran said: 

“I am delighted that AV services are being introduced in Oxford, it is a vital step in providing access to bus travel for all passengers.

I would urge people to take part in the consultation, it is a process which welcomes feedback and I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask if he will make it policy to mandate the provision of audible and visible information on-board all local bus services throughout Great Britain as quickly as possible.”

The consultation closes on 15 November 2017, with a view to implementing recommendations in Spring 2018. 

If you would like to find out more about the consultation and to add your voice to Layla's in supporting the introduction of AV services to buses across the country, please go to:

www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-transport-accessibility-action-plan


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