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Stagecoach in Teesside and Hartlepool shows support for Disabled Access Day

31 Mar 2016

Local bus operator Stagecoach North East will be joining hundreds of venues and companies across the UK on 12th March 2016 to showcase its accessibility as part of Disabled Access Day.

The second annual Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people, their friends and families to visit somewhere new, whether that’s a coffee shop, cinema, museum, sports centre or anywhere else.

Stagecoach North East, which has depots in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, is helping passengers with disabilities by:

  • Promoting a dedicated website set up by Connect Tees Valley on local attractions which are taking part in the Disabled Access Day campaign, with special offers from places such as Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience and the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough.
  • Displaying posters on buses across the Teesside and Hartlepool region to raise awareness of Disabled Access Day.
  • Providing service buses across Teesside and Hartlepool with low floors for easy access.
  • Promoting a link for Disabled Access Day on the Stagecoach home page with more information.
  • Supporting the Bridge Card scheme operated by local authorities across the Tees Valley, which informs drivers that customers need assistance when travelling with Stagecoach North East.

Phil Medlicott, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: “Disabled Access Day is a great opportunity to reassure passengers about our services and what we can do to help those with disabilities. We’re delighted to be able to support this important event and are looking forward to welcoming people on board as they visit somewhere new across Teesside and Hartlepool.”

Euan MacDonald, co-founder of the disabled access reviews website, the main sponsor of Disabled Access Day, said: “There are around 12 million disabled people in the UK and an estimated 1 billion worldwide. It’s important that we raise awareness of the issue of disabled access and encourage venues to highlight their