Compliant and accessible transport
Buses, coaches and trains that meet the regulations are known as being DDA compliant. We refer to them in this guide as 'new' and use this symbol for them:
Many buses, coaches and trains built before the regulations came in can also be used by people in wheelchairs, although the standard may not be quite as high as it is for compliant transport. We refer to these vehicles as being accessible, or 'pre-DDA' and use this symbol for them:
This guide describes what wheelchair users can expect from both types of transport. As more new vehicles are introduced, more and more services will become compliant. The guide tells you when this will happen for each type of transport.
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