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Melbourne rail network accessibility

A look at how accessible the Melbourne railway network is for people with limited mobility.

Wheelchair ramps retrofitted at each end of Flagstaff platform 2

Monday 11 May 2015 08:44 AM
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Raised wheelchair area at the departure end of Ginifer platform 2

I believe it exists so that a *normal* ramp can be used to load wheelchairs - the rest of the platform is incredibly low

Tuesday 28 April 2015 09:59 AM
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Raised wheelchair area at the departure end of Ginifer platform 2

I believe it exists so that a *normal* ramp can be used to load wheelchairs - the rest of the platform is incredibly low

Tuesday 28 April 2015 09:58 AM
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Resurfaced platform and rubber edging added to platform 1 at Heyington

Following a fatal accident at the station in February 2014, these features were added in August 2014: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/assets/PDFs/Buses-Replacing-Trains/August-2014/Sat_30_Aug_GWFINAL.pdf

Friday 13 March 2015 08:57 AM
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Stand-alone disabled toilet added to Caulfield platform 2 and 3

Friday 6 March 2015 09:43 AM
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Does the arrow below the wheelchair indicate the accessible exit, or the waiting location?

Tuesday 3 March 2015 07:57 AM
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Faded wheelchair mark on platform 1 at St Albans

Wednesday 25 February 2015 08:48 AM
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Disabled toilet retrofitted beneath the platform ramp at Camberwell station

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:35 PM
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Mix of platform widths and heights at the down end of Auburn platform 3

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:23 PM
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'Mind the gap' at Hawthorn station

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:18 PM
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Wheelchair passengers signage at the first carriage mark of the platform at Flagstaff station

Monday 16 February 2015 08:40 AM
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Tactile paving along the 2000-era platform 1 at St Albans station

Saturday 7 February 2015 08:55 AM
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Backwards facing directions to the wheelchair waiting area of the platform at Seddon

For some reason every bloody station has them around the wrong way!

Monday 2 February 2015 07:02 AM
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Wheelchair ramp added to the Parliament end of Melbourne Central platform 3

A second ramp is located at the other end, but no other platforms have them yet

Thursday 29 January 2015 17:51 PM
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Directions to the wheelchair waiting area of the platform

Note that they face the wrong direction - they should be directed at passengers *arriving* on the platform!

Thursday 25 December 2014 09:18 AM
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Hearing induction loop above platforms 3 and 4 at Melbourne Central station

Thursday 25 December 2014 08:48 AM
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Signage directing users to the audio induction loop above platforms 3 and 4 at Melbourne Central station

Thursday 25 December 2014 08:45 AM
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'Suburban' standard tactile markings on a platform - 3x orange, 3x yellow, and 6x orange

Friday 17 October 2014 07:55 AM
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'Regional' standard tactile markings on a platform - 2x yellow and 10x orange

Friday 17 October 2014 07:55 AM
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Wheelchair waiting area and rubber platform gap filling strips at the down end of Mitcham platform 2

Saturday 13 September 2014 18:18 PM
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Train driver assists a scooter user board the train via the portable ramp

Friday 29 August 2014 12:17 PM
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Passenger in a motorised wheelchair use the new level boarding ramp at the west end of platform 5

Note they still had to talk to the train driver, to ensure that they would be let off the train at the other end!

Friday 18 July 2014 18:59 PM
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Almost level entry to the first carriage of a Comeng train thanks to raised platform extensions

Located at the west end of Flinders Street Station platform 4 and 5

Tuesday 24 June 2014 17:03 PM
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Difference in levels between rebuilt and unrebuilt platform facings at Footscray platform 4

Tuesday 17 December 2013 18:10 PM
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