Written Question on Bus Services: Disability

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Date Title Questioner
18 Jun 2019, 10:48 a.m. Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch) Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation which closed in September 2018 in relation to a requirement for all buses to have audiovisual next stop and final destination announcements as enabled by the Bus Services Act 2017.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani

The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain. This follows the Government’s commitment, set out in the Inclusive Transport Strategy, to invest £2 million towards ensuring that audio visual equipment is installed on buses.

We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.

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