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Talking bus is next stop for poor sighted

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Leading transport provider Trentbarton has shown its commitment to making travel easier for the visually impaired by unveiling its 100th talking bus.

Buses fitted with a next stop announcement system have already proved hugely popular, and have been welcomed by Guide Dogs, the UK charity for the blind and partially sighted.

Guide Dogs engagement officer Kelly France, said: “Talking buses help to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to be more independent and feel more confident when travelling.”

The latest talking bus is one of 16 new British-built lightweight buses serving Derbyshire and Nottingham, and was unveiled by the voice of the X-Factor, Peter Dickson.

Alex Hornby, Trentbarton marketing and communications director, said: “We are committed to making bus travel more accessible for people with disabilities.”

 

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