A new law recently passed in Northern Ireland making it illegal for transport operators to discriminate against customers who have disabilities.
The "Disability Transport Regulations" cover trains, buses, coaches, taxis and vehicle rentals.
Translink, which is the main provider of public transport in Northern Ireland, said it welcomed the regulations and said all of its new vehicles already meet "the latest accessibility standards including low floor ramped access, dedicated wheelchair space and priority seats" as do their NI Railways trains.
What’s wonderful is that Ireland’s Equality Commission is launching a major advertising campaign to advise people of their new rights and "to make transport operators aware of the guidance available to help them comply with the law".
New legislation, of any type is only as good as the awareness, understanding and compliance around it.