Go Coach sign up to ‘We’re on board’ bus charter

Post date: 
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Category: 
Campaigning
Bus campaigning
South east

Go-Coach, the Sevenoaks based bus operator has become the latest operator to sign up to RNIB’s ‘We’re on board’ bus charter. The charter contains commitments blind and partially sighted people want bus operators to make to improve their services.

Campaigners Naomi Stevenson, Daniel Robinson and RNIB’s Regional Campaigns Officer for the South East, Marie Jenkins met with Go-Coach’s Duty Manager Andy Wells on 30 July during the recent fortnight of action.

Andy Wells said: “We are delighted to be working with RNIB and think signing up to the charter is great way of showing our commitment to providing a great service to all of our blind and partially sighted passengers.”

Local Volunteer Campaigns Coordinator, Daniel Robinson said “As a bus passenger who is registered blind, I sometimes struggle seeing buses approaching bus stops. Go Coach buses are bright yellow and purple, which is a very good colour contrast for partially sighted people.”

Naomi Stevenson, also a Volunteer Campaigns Coordinator in Kent added "Having met Andy Wells from Go Coach, it seems that the company are already greatly supporting accessibility; from the colour of their buses, to the induction of their drivers. However it was nice that Andy also recognised that there is always room for improvement like working with RNIB to help make the service as accessible as possible for all.”

We look forward to continuing to work with Go Coach!

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