is there a department of the EU that devotes itself to thinking up the most cumbersome titles possible for everything?Except the DDA and RVAR have now been superseded by the EU PRM TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability for Persons with Reduced Mobility) for heavy rail, and the Rail Vehicle Accessibilty (Non Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010 for light rail (metro, underground and tram systems).
Both sets of regulations are linked from the D(a)fT website.
Yes and no. Buses have always been subject to a minimum seat spacing (measured on COIF) and the PSV accessibility regulations section on general accessibility DOES stipulate seat dimensions for at least four priority seats.Incidentally, I read the other day that apparently, the whatever it's called now regulations for Buses also stipulate minimum seat spacing, which does seem a worthy idea. I do hope that this is something that will be extended to trains.