City of Wolverhampton Council is taking delivery of 24 new minibuses to replace its older yellow school buses.

The new minibuses are all wheelchair accessible and will take children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities to a variety of schools and colleges both in and out of the city.

They will also be available to transport vulnerable adults to their daytime activities and opportunities at locations across the city.

Between them, the new minibuses will carry out around 10,000 journeys per year, taking around 200 pupils and 50 vulnerable adults to where they need to be.

Cllr Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment and climate change, said: ‘We’ve invested in our fleet of vehicles to make sure that we can provide reliable and accessible transport for our children, young people and vulnerable residents.”

‘It’s really important that we provide the opportunity for everyone in our city to learn and enjoy themselves.

‘What’s even better is that we can now do this in more comfortable minibuses that produce fewer emissions than our old vehicles.’