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How does an electric wheelchair differ from a mobility scooter?

An electric wheelchair usually has at least four wheels and is operated by buttons and/or a joystick on the arm of the chair.

A scooter generally has a steering column with handlebars; some have only three wheels.

All train companies carry wheelchairs within the weight and dimension limitations mentioned above and subject to space being available.

Wheelchairs count as wheelchairs – whether power-assisted or not.

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