Singapore MRT Accessibility – Trains and Buses

  • Singapore MRT Accessibility – Trains and Buses

    Posted by tabifolk on November 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    The Singapore MRT is one of the most wheelchair accessible train systems in the world.

    • There is at least one barrier-free entrance in every train station as well as a fare gate wide enough for wheelchairs
    • Elevators are easy to find, near the accessible train carriage, and fairly big
    • While wheelchair users can use any carriage, wheelchair-accessible train carriages have two large wheelchair spaces per train. To locate them, look for wheelchair indicators on the platform floor or screen doors.
    • There is practically NO GAP between the train and the platfom
    • The stations have walls preventing riders from falling onto the track
    • Tactile blocks are available for those with visual impairments
    • Mobility scooters are welcome on the trains

    Buses are also very accessible but not all routes are accessible yet (currently 80% are, 100% accessible by 2020).  However, the major tourist routes are accessible.  Drivers are very responsive to gestures if you want to hail the bus.  After stopping, they flip out a ramp from the middle doors to drive up (sometimes readjusting the bus’ position is necessary).  There is a large area for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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