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New buses tackle mobility issues

People on wheelchairs will be able to take the bus to Mount Alvernia for the first time thanks to a new fleet of vehicles designed for people with mobility issues, the Gibraltar Government said yesterday.

The six new buses, three of which have wheelchair access as well as several other modifications, will run the Upper Town and Mount Alvernia routes.

Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister, said in a press call yesterday that this project showed the Gibraltar Government’s commitment to invest in the Upper Town.

“This is exactly what the doctor ordered for the people in the Upper Town and the Mount Alvernia area,” he said.

“People who invest themselves in the Upper Town now have the ability to access the area in a way that is modern and fit for purpose.”

The cost of the buses was a quarter of the price of the previous models at £29,000 each, with £13,000 extra on the wheelchair access modifications.

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