What are accessible buses?
Accessible buses have:
Stepless low level floors
Large brightly coloured
Wide doors and aisles, and
space for two mobility aids, such as
wheelchairs, ride-on scooters and prams or
wheelchairs, prams, strollers and ride-on scooters
Lines recognises the diverse needs of the
travelling public, as well as its obligations
under the Disability Discrimination Act, by
continually improving its capacity to carry
essential mobility aids (such as wheelchairs), and
other disability mobility aids such as ride on
scooters and go-fors.
Lines does not refuse carriage on the grounds of
disability. At the same time, we need to have
regard to, firstly, the safety of everyone
travelling on our buses, and secondly, the comfort
and convenience of all members of the travelling
Because of this, there are some simple rules and
specifications for mobility aids:
How do I know which trips are
Each accessible trip is marked
with a wheelchair symbol. View our list of timetables.
Trip planning results and
timetables at www.131500.com.au
use trip notes to show accessible trips (normally
marked with *1).
You can plan your trip using only
accessible services by doing an advanced search
and checking the 'Easy access/wheelchair
accessible' option. The results will only show
accessible services using buses, trains and
Bus Stop Timetables
Bus stop timetables use the
wheelchair symbol to indicate accessible trips.
Accessible buses may also be used
on other trips when they are available.
Tips for using wheelchair
Plan your trip using the
131500 Trip Planner
Look for the international
wheelchair symbol displayed on the front and
side of buses
If you are visually impaired,
stay close to the bus stop so the driver can see
If you are wheelchair-bound:
wait for the ramp to be extended
and the body of the bus to be lowered
Use one of the two priority
wheelchair spaces provided on each side of the
Travel facing the back of the
bus and brace your wheelchair against the back
of the seat or partition in front of the
wheelchair space, close to the side of the bus.
Apply wheelchair brakes while the bus is moving.