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Bus operator drives £1.4m into wheelchair accessibility

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Stagecoach East Scotland, which operates bus services between Perth and Edinburgh, has invested £1.4m in five new vehicles that have improved access for people with reduced mobility.

The new Plaxton Panther LE coaches have been brought into the Perth fleet and feature low level seating, improving accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.

In addition to improved wheelchair access, the new coaches feature reclining seats, free Wi-Fi access, USB charging points, air conditioning and a luggage hold.

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Recently, the bus company introduced 10 of the accessible busses in West Fife as part of its investment in its fleets.

These coaches will form part of Stagecoach East Scotland’s wider Express City Connect Network.

The Express City Connect Network consists of coach services across Fife and into Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

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