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January 07 2019
By Mel Holley

A former routeone editor, Mel has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

Pair of accessible Tucana IIs for Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire CC’s Grass Routes CT scheme has the new minibuses

The Grass Routes Community Transport Scheme operated by Monmouthshire County Council has added two new Mellor Tucana II buses to its fleet.

A responsive service that runs to support the transport requirements of the county's residents, Grass Routes is a flexible service with a timetable that can be adapted to meet the demands of passengers.

While the Tucana II boasts a seating capacity of 16 and up to four wheelchairs, its neat and compact construction also makes it suitable for narrow rural lanes and housing estates where access may be restricted.

Designed to make public transport accessible for all, the Tucana II includes a variety of features to accommodate less able passengers. The Ventura sliding door effectively eliminates the kerb gap while the low floor allows easy, step-free access for those with limited mobility.

Based on the Volkswagen Transporter chassis, it also has two manual rear doors for access to a fold out ramp.

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