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EU Buses and Coaches Directive (2001/85/EC)


The Directive relates to special provisions for vehicles used for the carriage of passengers comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat, and amending Directives 70/156/EEC and 97/27/EC.

The 2001 directive finally entered into force on by the voting into force of the Framework Directive on Vehicle-Type Approval (10 May 2007). This makes it mandatory that all new urban buses must ensure accessibility for disabled people.

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): EC
Language(s): BUL | DA | DE | EL | EN | ES | ET | FI | FR | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SLO | SLV


Publisher: European Commission
Date published on the web: 13/02/2002


Bus and coach transport, touring | Drivers, driving, motoring | Special services for disabled visitors | Standards | Transport services