NEW wheelchair accessible people carriers are being introduced by Devon County Council to replace its existing fleet of specially adapted cars and buses. One of the first two vehicles of their kind in Devon, formally handed over at County Hall in Exeter,

NEW wheelchair accessible people carriers are being introduced by Devon County Council to replace its existing fleet of specially adapted cars and buses. One of the first two vehicles of their kind in Devon, formally handed over at County Hall in Exeter, went Torridge Community Transport Association. The association, which helps individuals and groups who may not have access to transport, received a vehicle which has 15 passenger seats and walk-through access. Seats need to be removed to accommodate wheelchairs, but it can take up to four at a time. It also has a rear external lift and side door access for walking passengers.Duncan Goodman, Torridge Community Transport Association co-ordinator, said: "We have had to make do with relief buses since last autumn as our last bus was burned out in an arson attack. It will be nice to have a bus we can call our own again.