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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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MISC | Barrier Free Facilities

Metros With Barrier Free Facilities
By barrier free we mean step free access from street to station to train (lifts, ramps and any other disabled friendly facility). By metro we mean all forms of mass transit, be it monorail, maglev, light rail, automated people movers, subways or trams, so as long as its within the city's boundaries and not a intercity rail system.

Do include how many stations have such features in your city's metro, are they used, and what type of features does your city's metro have?

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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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All stations on the Manchester Metrolink system are accessible by means of a lift or ramp. The central section of the tram is an area specifically designed for wheelchairs and prams. The sign on the platform (disabled access) indicates where to wait to board at the correct doors on the vehicle.

37 stations.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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Stop with ramp:


Stop with ramp & lift (sorry can't see both but they are there):
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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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All stations on Vancouver's Skytrain (a mini-metro) are handicapped accessible except Granville Station - and an elevator is currently being installed at that station - it will open in 2006.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #5
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Here is a detailed listing of accessible facilities on Hong Kong's MTR :
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/train/disabled.html

They break it down between street level to concourse and concourse to platform.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #6
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All Calgary Ctrain and Edmonton LRT stations are barrier-free and the TTC subway system is in the process of installing elevators at all stations. I'm not sure about Montreal's Metro.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #7
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Philadelphia, PA

www.hopetunnel.org/ subway/septa/

The Market Frankford subway/ elevated







The Market Frankford underground. The station with the green in the back of the picture is for trollies:


A trolley in the city:


The Broad Street Subway at the only above ground station, Fern Rock:


The Norristown High Speed Line at Norristown Transportation Center


Bryn Mawr Station: http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?16751


The Route 101 Media line (suburban trolley) at the Springfiled Mall stop:


The Patco high speed line at Lindenwald with a NJT train to Atlantic City or Center City Philadelphia:
http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?28835

A NJT RiverLine train at Delanco. This train runs on the street and on its own private tracks and is diseal powered:




For more great pictures of Philadelphia area rail transit visit:
http://world.nycsubway.org/us/phila/


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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #8
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I guess all german metrosystems are barrier free.
In Berlin are automats at the entrances of the U-Bahn to validate your ticket, but they are not a barrier. In Hamburg there aren't even these automats (they are automatically validated when buying them).
Also the S-Bahn-system of Hamburg and Berlin (which both act as metros) are barrier free.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #9
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Berlin: 62 (of 192) stations have unobstructed access (list).

Hamburg: 33 (of 89) stations have unobstructed access. Many of the most important stations still don't have it (map (PDF)). Except at small designated areas of the platforms there's a large step between platform and train level, too high for wheelchairs.

Munich: Virtually all (87 of 88) stations have unobstructed access (map (PDF)).

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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #10
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Oh, ok I've misunderstood the term "barrier free" here.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #11
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Here in Melbourne, every urban station is accessable, except for just one (and only one platform), which has a steep stairway to it because of its geography. That's 199 and a half stations out of 200.
When it comes to trams, there are about 15-20 "superstops" in the inner city, plus some others on newer lines in the suburbs, which allow wheelchair access to low-floor trams. That's out of a 1,900 stops. And not every tram is low-floor either. But more of these stops are being built, and one day most of the trams will be low-floor as well.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #12
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In France, I guess, all tram networks are barrier free (ramps, sometimes lifts for Lille & Rouen) :
Bordeaux : Lines A, B & C


Grenoble : Lines A & B (next year : C & D)


Lille : Lines T & R


Lyon : Lines T1 & T2


Montpellier : Line 1


Nantes : Lines 1, 2 & 3


Orleans : Line 1


Paris : Lines T1 & T2


Rouen : Line M


St Etienne : Line 4
The old tram (on the left) was not accessible to wheelchairs


Strasbourg : Lines A, B, C & D


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In Paris concerning the metro and the RER, there are 136 stations with barrier free facilities (lifts) :







http://www.ratp.info/informer/reseau_ferre.php
http://www.ratp.info/informer/accessibilite.php


Moreover, in France, some bus networks (not all lines) are accessible to wheelchairs. For example in Paris, Grenoble... :
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayayess1190
Philadelphia, PA

A trolley in the city:
There are steps to go up in this trolley, so this is not barrier free !
Moreover in most of your pictures, we see only stairs and no ramps, lifts, it's a pity...

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Old July 13th, 2005, 01:13 AM   #14
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Now, 70% of Barcelona Metro is barrier free, 100% in 2007!!

Barcelona Trams are nowadays 100% barrier free!

I mean for disabled people.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #15
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Quote:
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There are steps to go up in this trolley, so this is not barrier free !
Moreover in most of your pictures, we see only stairs and no ramps, lifts, it's a pity...
Oh!
Barrier free are:
The broad street subway (some stations have lifts)
The Market Frankford subway/ elevated (some stations have lifts)
high speed line (rt 100 some, stations have lifts)

Not:
suburban trollies (101 & 102) no lifts because stations are just bus stops or a station with a platform and/or station building

city trollies (10, 11, 13, 34, 36) no lifts except for underground center city stations
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypernovean
Here in Melbourne, every urban station is accessable, except for just one (and only one platform), which has a steep stairway to it because of its geography. That's 199 and a half stations out of 200.
When it comes to trams, there are about 15-20 "superstops" in the inner city, plus some others on newer lines in the suburbs, which allow wheelchair access to low-floor trams. That's out of a 1,900 stops. And not every tram is low-floor either. But more of these stops are being built, and one day most of the trams will be low-floor as well.
Does Melbourne have 1900 tram stops? That's quite a lot...
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:32 AM   #17
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Singapore

18/25 Stations On The North South Line,
21/29 Stations On The East West Line,
All 16 Stations On The North East Line,
All 14 Stations On The Bukit Panjang LRT,
All 14 Stations On The Sengkang LRT &
All 15 Stations On The Punggol LRT

are barrier free (lifts, ramps) and disabled friendly (tactile guidance system).

All future stations will also be barrier free.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #18
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MISC | How many stations of your city metro have elevator?

Hi,
I'm interested to know which metro network in the word are more accessible with elevators in the station.
Thanks
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Old November 26th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #19
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Delhi metro

Delhi metro has elevators and escalators in all the stations (as it is a fairly new system). It has 78 stations as of now and will have about 140 stations with a route length of 190 km by Sept. 2010. All stations on new lines to be built (about 230 km) will have elevators as well.

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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #20
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In Warsaw we have elevators in all 21 stations. Same is planned on the II line.
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