Wheelchair accessible taxi: Picturing Canterbury

Wheelchair accessible taxi. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-04177A.

Taxi driver, Ted Wright, and Sid Hoskins, with a Blue Star fleet taxi which has been altered to accommodate two wheelchair users. 3 October 1990.

The 1988 Ford Fairline, acquired by Blue Star taxis, was altered (at a cost of $65,000) to allow two wheelchair users and four other passengers to ride in comfort. Rather than relying on an electric hoist, the car was accessed via a metal ramp which was attached to the car floor. Following its alteration, the car gained an additional 1.2 metres in length and 145 cm in height. 

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