Lower bus floors giving a helping hand

PUBLISHED: 20:01 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 June 2010

PASSENGERS travelling on two bus routes in Exmouth are benefiting from the introduction of new low-floor vehicles.

PASSENGERS travelling on two bus routes in Exmouth are benefiting from the introduction of new low-floor vehicles.

The routes, operated by Dartline, are the 96/97 from Exmouth town centre to Byron Way

The services were previously operated by step entrance minibuses.

The routes, financially supported by Devon County Council, are the latest to benefit from the introduction of low-floor vehicles.

Executive member for environment, Cllr Margaret Rogers, said: "We support the use of low-floor buses as part of our campaign to encourage more people to use public transport.

"People with mobility problems and parents and carers of young children often say they find access to normal height buses difficult. "We have seen significant increases on other routes where low-floor vehicles are being used.

"The addition of these routes to those already existing in Devon is a most welcome development.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists