Very nice, thanks for the international reporting.
It appears they went to great lengths for disabled access... in the first picture, a bump strip (like we use in the USA to mark platform edges) leads continuously to/from the disabled-access turnstile... a visually-impaired person with a cane could easily navigate the entire station, apparently.There have been very few new subways in the US... does the ADA have similar requirements for new construction?
I'm not sure Bob but we have those wider turnstiles here in every Bay Area station. They make it much easier at the airport with baggage and other things as well.
Interesting--the fare gates look like BART and the train looks more light-rail than subway.
Yes, I have seen the wider turnstiles in the USA... I was curious specifically about the continuous bump strip leading a trail through the station. That's something I haven't seen or at least haven't noticed before.
That's interesting. I didn't see that. I can't tell if there are bumps on it.
Continuous bump strips have been in use for years at Japanese railway and subway stations. The bump pattern changes at junctions, intersections, and forks to help the visually impaired navigate.
Continuous bump strips are standard fare in Melbourne too.
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