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Accessible buses in Lithuania

  • Lithuania
Scope of application
  • Transport
Type of organisation
  • Company

Since March 2024, 10 new Volvo buses have been transporting passengers on long-distance journeys in Lithuania. 
The buses are equipped with ramps and elevators to help people with mobility disabilities, as well as seats for wheelchairs with seat belts, in addition to facilities to help passengers with visual or hearing disabilities.

The STOP buttons near the places reserved for passengers with visual impairments are marked with Braille, and the buses will be equipped with audio systems to announce changes in travel times, stops and the progress of the journey.

Another 10 similar buses are due to arrive in the coming months. Only part of the bus station infrastructure is adapted for people with disabilities or other specific access requirements, which may cause problems when disembarking or boarding passengers.

People with disabilities will have to notify the company in advance of their upcoming trip, preferably 36 hours before the trip. In this way, it will be possible to provide passengers with the best possible assistance.

Ginta Žemaitaitytė-Buinevičė, project coordinator of the Union of Lithuanian People with Disabilities, participated in the presentation of buses to the public. In her opinion, the purchase of such buses is a very important step in order for people with disabilities in Lithuania to have better conditions for traveling.

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