Bus campaigning news

  • All bus drivers should have disability awareness training


    Baroness Kramer confirmed that she would review the decision not to have mandatory bus driver disability awareness training in March this year. This has still not happened. We need you to ask Baroness Kramer to make a decision and publish the review.

  • MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth goes on blindfold bus journey


    On 20 August, Dan Byles, MP North Warwickshire and Bedworth, went on a blindfold bus journey with a group of local campaigners and staff from the Warwickshire Association for the Blind as part of our ‘Stop for me, speak to me’ campaign.

  • Audio announcements reinstated on Loughborough bus route


    18 months ago, due to local authority budget cuts, Kinch Bus removed their audio announcements on the Loughborough University bus service. After working with the operator, they have reinstated and updated this announcements on the service.

  • Leeds campaigners undertake mystery shopping trips on First Bus


    Yorkshire and Humber Volunteer Campaign Coordinators Sajid and Charlotte have each undertaken a full day of mystery shopping activity across Leeds on First buses to test the level of service that’s provided for blind and partially sighted passengers.

  • North East campaigners welcome new talking bus


    We’ve got great news, Arriva North East have launched a new Sapphire Bus which includes audio-visual announcements!

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