Date lodged: 14 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that bus services that are supported by public funding meet the requirements of (a) wheelchair users and (b) people using prams or buggies.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 November 2018
The legislation relating to the accessibility of public transport is reserved to the UK Parliament and is set out in the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) 2000. Since 1 January 2017 all buses (single and double deck) are required to be fully accessible and coaches will be fully accessible from 1 January 2020. Within this framework, the design and layout of individual vehicles are the responsibility of operators and manufacturers.