Wheelchair lift on The Kings Ferry coach


Fully accessible transport solutions for people with disabilities

This is where you can discover all you need to know about accessibility and inclusion for customers at National Express Transport Solutions and how we work to make your journey better.
Our drivers have a high level of training and are fully DBS checked. Choosing drivers with the right personality is key to our customers receiving the kind of care and attention they deserve.

We are committed to continually improving the service we provide and we will always listen to customer feedback to make sure we get things right. We monitor the processes we have in place and amend them as necessary to maintain high levels of service for our disabled customers.
The safety of our customers is paramount so you can rest assured you will get the best travelling experience and above all a fully inclusive experience.

Some of the services we offer:

  SEN Transport for Schools

Offering specialist coach and minibus hire for students with disabilities. Find out more

  Private hire for vulnerable people

Private coach and minibus hire for sports clubs, charities, residential homes and community groups. Find out more

  Our code of Practice

Find out more about our commitment to disabled customers and the roles and responsibilities of the company and digital accessibility. 


Further support

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with our expert reservations team on 01634 377 577. For any Assisted Travel support on the day of travel or during a journey, please call our Specialist Assisted Travel Team on 03717 81 81 81, option 3.


Serving Disabled Customers

This code is designed for use within National Express Transport Solutions and sets out our commitment to disabled customers and the roles and responsibilities of the company, its employees, customers and partners in meeting those needs.

Our commitment to you – What we can do

  • When hiring a vehicle and you know you have a passenger who may need assistance, we require you to tell us at least 48 hours before you intend to travel of your requirements. We will advise you what assistance we are able to provide at each stage of your journey. The more information we have about your requirements, the better prepared we will be to meet your needs when you travel with us.

  • Whilst we are not able to reserve specific seats, on our coaches, the front seats in the coach could be reserved with a request from the customer. Seats are subject to availability.

  • Our drivers will assist with the loading and unloading of customers’ luggage in the coach, but may need assistance with items over 20kgs.

  • Please advise us at the time you make your booking if you consider that you will require assistance getting on or off our coach. We will then make every effort to provide this assistance to you.

  • We will accept lightweight manual wheelchairs, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. We regret that we are unable to accept manual wheelchairs that exceed 20kgs in weight unless you or an individual with you at the time of boarding or alighting the vehicle can support the driver in storing or removing the wheelchair from the hold.

  • We do have vehicles specifically designed to carry one passenger travelling in their wheelchair in the main coach cabin, however the vehicle is specifically designed to carry a reference wheelchair. You will need to ensure that your wheelchair complies with the dimensions set out in the diagram below, to ensure correct and safe carriage. It is also essential that it is a model which can be securely restrained within the coach.

  • The wheelchair lift has a safe working load of 300kgs. This is to include the wheelchair and occupant.

  • We will accept small mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs for travel subject to the following:
    • The scooter or powered wheelchair will break down into separate parts each weighing no more than 20kgs.
    • It is the customer’s responsibility to dismantle and reassemble the powered wheelchair scooter or have someone present who is able to do so to enable stowage in the coach.
    • The powered wheelchair/scooter is operated by a dry fuel cell or gel fuel cell or lithium battery;
    • There is no requirement for customers to remove or do anything relating to the battery or power of the wheelchair when stored in the hold of the coach or when used to travel in the cabin of the coach for the journey duration.

  • We welcome highly trained assistance dogs and assistance animals on our coaches.

  • We will allow customers who require them to carry personal oxygen supplies in hand-held bottles (2kg).

  • Having liaised with you to determine your specific needs and having conducted a full assessment of your requirements we will advise you if you make a request that we cannot fulfil.

  • If your pre-booked arrangements have not met your expectations and you notify us, we will fully investigate and do our utmost to resolve the situation with you.

  • We welcome feedback and comments from all our customers about how we can improve our service to you.

Our commitment to you – What we cannot do

  • Our staff and drivers are not permitted to assist customers with their eating or personal hygiene. Health and safety considerations mean we cannot lift or carry you, and cannot provide medical services such as giving injections. If a medical condition requires others to provide this type of care, we would advise travelling with a companion who can assist you during your journey
  • Our drivers and staff are unable to provide personal care services at coach stations or during the journey.
  • Our drivers and staff are unable to dismantle or reassemble mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs that have been approved for travel.

Digital Accessibility

Every effort has been made to make sure that the pages on this site comply with all W3C WCAG Priority Guidelines.


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