Tag Archives: Wheelchair Accessible Minibus

Age UK Mid-Hampshire – Case Study

Age UK Mid-Hampshire

Every community transport operator must have faced the same dilemma as Winchester Lunch Club at Age UK Mid-Hampshire – a vehicle whose trips to the garage were becoming a little too frequent. There’s a break point in any operator’s relationship with a minibus; at some point, the cost of maintenance outstrips the cost of running something new and reliable. Long ... Read More »

New accessible Ford Transit minibus

Ford Transit accessible minibus

Presenting the New accessible Ford Transit minibus. Minibus Options break new ground with a wheelchair accessible variant of the Ford Transit factory minibus. The finished vehicle gets the best of both worlds, with the refined look of the standard Transit Minibus interior and easy accessibility for passengers in wheelchairs. The rear two rows of seats and associated flooring are removed. A ... Read More »

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport – Case Study

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport is among many CTs in the UK which are diversifying their service to ensure they prosper and continue to benefit rural communities. Established in 1989 with just one minibus, Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport has grown steadily over the years until, today, it has 14 vehicles at its depot in Great Longstone, on the outskirts of Bakewell. ... Read More »

Holbeach and District Community Vehicle – Case Study

Holbeach and District Community Vehicle

For 30 years, the Lincolnshire town of Holbeach has helped people with mobility issues by running the Holbeach and District Community Vehicle scheme. The town is in a rural area, surrounded by the rich soil of the Fens with many isolated farms and villages counting Holbeach as the nearest place for shopping, healthcare and other community facilities. And back then ... Read More »

Bedford Door To Door – Case Study

Bedford Door-To-Door

Neville Jephcote is a slight anomaly in the context of most community transport organisations… a former bus manager from the commercial sector. He’s now Community Transport Manager for Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC), managing the Bedford Door-To-Door service, but in a past life, was Commercial Manager (Suffolk) for the large Eastern Counties fleet, in the days after the Government decided ... Read More »