Disabled people can travel by bus without reservation
Flemish bus company De Lijn starts a project to do away with the reservation obligation for disabled persons to take the bus. Until now, disabled people had to ask for assistance 24 hours in advance to make it possible for De Lijn to arrange an adapted vehicle.
As from today every province has at least one line where these reservations are no longer necessary. In a couple of months this new system will be evaluated.
According to Tom Van de Vreken, spokesman at De Lijn: “Chances are great this system will be lifted soon. Today 80% of our buses are ready suited for wheelchair users because of their low footboards. Within two years we hope all buses will be equipped with the system.”