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Ruling ‘reserved’ in wheelchair accessibility case

Ruling ‘reserved’ in wheelchair accessibility case

The ruling on the Supreme Court case of Paulley v First Group Plc is likely to be reserved and will be delivered in the coming months, according to the BBC’s website.

The case was originally brought by wheelchair user Doug Paulley when he was unable to board a bus because a child in a buggy was occupying the space. Initially, the court found in favour of Mr Paulley, claiming FirstGroup’s policy of ‘requesting not requiring’ passengers to give wheelchair users priority to be unlawful. However, in 2014 the ruling was overturned on appeal and Mr Paulley subsequently took the case to the Supreme Court where it was due to be heard on 15 June this year.

Bus Users, along with bus operators, transport bodies, disability and equality groups, are all hoping the case will bring much needed clarity for passengers and drivers alike.

We will keep you updated on developments.

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