Record sales for accessible bus firm after new disability rules

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A Falkirk-based bus manufacturer has reported its most successful ever year of UK sales after new access rules saw transport companies rushing to buy disability-friendly buses.

Changes to disability discrimination legislations has seen Alexander Dennis’s domestic sales jump 23% to £356 million – a total of 1,444 new buses  sold to customers looking to update their double-deck bus fleets.

The company is experiencing a resurgence in business after London Mayor Sadiq Khan decided to stop being the Routemaster “Boris Bus”, because it was too expensive.

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Alexander Dennis is hoping to further bolster its domestic orders as transport companies look for a combination of environmentally friendly and accessible solutions.

The company’s profits for the year grew by £1 million to £24 million.

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