It is an important task for MVK Zrt. to ease transport for the disabled and those who move with difficulties. Our company has already taken some measures for this purpose. From 1 June 2002 we operate exclusively accessible vehicles on Line 24, furthermore, we purchased 35 pieces of modern, low-floor Neoplan type buses in 2006. Thus, the company currently has 45 low-floor vehicles. It is important to emphasise that with the help of these vehicles we can make transport easier also for elder people and those who travel with baby carriage.
In an effort to comply with the equal opportunities requirements, MVK Zrt. intends to expand its vehicle fleet in accordance with its strategy and passenger-friendly vision.
However, even low-floor buses are only truly suitable for the disabled if the environment is accessible as well. This is why MVK Zrt., in cooperation with the local government and the local Rotary Club applied for a grant and has already contracted for rebuilding stops and their immediate vicinity to be accessible. Sixty-one stops have already been made fully accessible.
As a result of the cooperation many stops of the city are accessible, so all the stops along Lines 1, 12, 2, 22, 14H, 24 and 32 have been rebuilt.
MVK Zrt. has taken another step for accessible transport, as from 1 August 2007 the company launches exclusively low-floor vehicles on predetermined lines and departure times.
Warranted low-floor vehicles appear with bold italic characters in our timetable book, and with italic characters ont he schedules found at stops.
Our aim is to make for the disabled possible to plan their journey and travel in a comfortable and safe way.
The name of the bus stop is written in Braille for the blind at ten busy bus stops. These nameboards were placed out within the frames of the Public Art open-air exhibition at downtown tram- and bus-stops. (Szinvapark, Szemere u., Városház tér, Centrum)
It is in the company’s future plans to purchase solely low-board trams – within the frames of the Green Arrow Miskolc tram project -, just as to make all the platforms and shelters wheel chair accessible. We are also planning to implement blind lanes and sound information on the platforms in order to make travelling easier for the blind. The platforms will be intensely illuminated so that to make them easily noticeable for the visually impaired.