MAN PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY FOR PASSENGERS WITH RESTRICTED MOBILITY
Together with Voyages Emile Weber from Luxembourg MAN Truck & Bus has developed a special lift system to help people with restricted mobility to move around a coach. A MAN Lion’s Coach is converted by the experts at the MAN Bus Modification Center (BMC) in Plauen into the first truly universally accessible coach by installing a ceiling lift.
The ceiling lift chair is located in the aisle and moves passengers with ambulatory difficulties safely and comfortably from the door to their designated seating space. The system uses a track mounted to the ceiling and works very quiet. The rail holds a rotating seat to make it easier for the passenger to move to his or her seat. The seat features a lap belt, backrest, footrests and a grab handle. Wheelchair users can board the coach itself via a modern exterior lift, which was retrofitted to the Emile Webers MAN Lion’s Coach.
Another special feature is the rear toilet, which the BMC experts have also retrofitted to the MAN Lion’s Coach. Passengers can access it directly again by using the ceiling lift system located in the aisle. The toilet cabin is designed with accessibility in mind. Additional grab rails have been installed on both sides of the toilet to ensure the occupant’s safety as they move around inside the cabin. In addition to this, the space is also equipped with an emergency alarm button, a smoke alarm, a double socket, a hand dryer, and paper towel and soap dispensers. In keeping with contemporary preferences, its energy-efficient lighting is supplied by modern LEDs.