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Stagecoach

Stagecoach in Sunderland shows support for Disabled Access Day

12 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 a depot and its head office in Sunderland, is helping passengers with disabilities by:

  • Displaying posters on buses across Sunderland to raise awareness of Disabled Access Day.
  • Providing service buses across the region, all 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 Nexus, 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 in Sunderland.”

Euan MacDonald, co-founder of the disabled access reviews website EuansGuide.com, 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 accessibility on Disabled Access Day. By hosting events and offering promotions to visitors on March 12th, all of the partners involved can demonstrate just how important disabled access is to them.”