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Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Floor and gangways

2.—(1) All floors within the total floor area of a regulated public service vehicle shall be slip-resistant.

(2) A regulated public service vehicle shall contain a priority floor area which shall–

(a)not contain steps;

(b)provide access to at least one priority entrance to, and one priority exit from, the vehicle or access to steps which lead to such entrances and exits;

(c)contain all priority seats specified in paragraph 3; and

(d)have a slope of not more than 3° in any direction, or not more than 5° in any direction within the doorway area, when the vehicle is unladen standing on a level surface and in its normal condition of travel.

(3) Any gangway within the priority floor area of a regulated public service vehicle shall have a width of–

(a)not less than 450mm up to a height of 1400mm measured vertically from the floor of the vehicle; and

(b)not less than 550mm at heights exceeding 1400mm measured vertically from the floor of the vehicle.

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