City Bus Step Well Lift | Mobility Networks Group

City Bus Step Well Lift

This semi automatic lift is for side centre door applications in high floor city buses and utilises the vehicle step well to conceal the platform when stowed.

It provides a level, stable platform and bridging plate for wheelchair passenger access and can be deployed by an operator in less than 60 seconds. When stowed, the platform and all mechanisms are neatly concealed behind one of the step risers and when in operation, has a SWL of 300kg.

The City Bus Step Well Lift is available with either an 825mm or 925mm width, and a length of 1410mm, 1510mm or 1610mm. All mechanisms are protected from corrosion as they are housed within a cassette positioned between the raised internal floor and outer chassis floor. Every galvanised cassette box has been intelligently engineered so that location is straightforward and fitting issues in terms of surrounding bus components are eliminated.

When operated via a roaming remote control or dashboard mounted control, the lift will automatically deploy from the cassette, ready for the manual positioning of the handrails. A safe, robust platform with automatic ‘roll-off stops’ is then available for lifting and lowering wheelchair or immobile passengers.

Bespoke versions and a fully automatic version can be built if required and this lift will deliver an industry leading height above ground floor level. The telescopic platform includes safety handrails, anti-slip surfaces and high visibility edging.


  • Fast deployment, less than 60 seconds
  • Compatible with most high floor city bus designs
  • Strong, durable and safe
  • Concealed cassette position for enhanced vehicle aesthetics 
  • No compromise on vehicle ground clearance
  • High quality, reliable components that are proven to perform
  • Minimised down time through straightforward servicing and safety checking
  • No reduction of internal vehicle space
  • No additional noise with anti-vibration features as standard
  • Broadest range of options for tailor made specification
  • Efficient on site installation by Mobility Networks’ engineers available in certain regions – details available on request

Features/technical specification:

  • Platform usable size: 825/925mm (w) x 1410/1510/1610mm (l)
  • Cassette size: 1000mm (w) x 1720mm (l) x 175mm (d)
  • Max lifting height (ground to vehicle floor) 1250mm
  • SWL 300kg
  • Lift standard weight: 235kg
  • Simple, mechanical operation of platform and handrails
  • Stows neatly inside steps
  • Automatically powers out of cassette box
  • Anti-slip surfaces and easy grip handrails
  • Operation via 2-button handset
  • Twin folding handrails for additional safety
  • Straightforward manual override in the event of a vehicle power loss
  • Long/wide platform to cater for large wheelchairs 
  • Automatic, mechanically operating bridging plate
  • Automatic roll-off ramp accurately meets with ground level


  • Lifting capability upgrades – 350/400kg
  • Extendable handrails
  • Flashing or static LED warning lights
  • Microswitch fitted to enable a correct stowage signal
  • Audible warning device
  • 2 x remote controllers that include backlit illumination and/or wireless operation
  • Door mounted control option
  • Additional remote controls
  • Lift cycle counter

Safety compliance:

  • SWL and CE certificates issued
  • LOLER Installation Compliance 
  • Fully PSVAR, DDA, COIF, SVTA, BS6109 and IVA 2009 compliant
  • Meets ECWVTA (European Whole Vehicle Type Approval)
  • ISO9001 accredited process control