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Size Matters

The maximum size of mobility aid (wheelchair or scooter) that we can accommodate on ETS buses and LRT trains is 28 inches wide by 48 inches long (71 cm by 121 cm).   Measurements must be taken at the broadest points (widthwise and lengthwise) of the mobility device.

Brakes and Securement

Brakes on the mobility aid must be applied and/or the power switched off when the vehicle is in motion. All low floor buses have flip-up style seats in the front seating section to make room for two forward facing wheelchairs or scooters, which should be secured by one of the restraint belts and/or the wheel clamp. Use of these restraints is voluntary but strongly recommended. Restraints are not available on the LRT cars.

Rear-Facing Wheelchair Position

Some of the low floor buses also have a rear-facing wheelchair position, which is located at the backrest located directly behind the wheel well on the driver's side. This rear-facing position also includes a restraint belt to help secure the mobility aid in place. ETS operators can provide information on how best to board and secure your mobility aid. If you need assistance, ask the operator for help to secure your equipment properly.

If the operator is unable to provide physical assistance due to physical limitations, please understand.

360° Tour of a Low Floor Bus
Take a low floor bus for a spin with a 360 panoramic tour. The tours provide a 360 degree image of a bus, which can be viewed from your computer. It gives viewers a sense of walking through the bus, like a sneak preview of what to expect before you even board the vehicle!

For More Information

Telephone 780-496-3000
Email ETSCustomerTraining@edmonton.ca

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