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Mar 7th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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Handicapped accessible subway stations in Vienna

I have been trying to find a link that gives the stations with elevators. Can anyone help? I broke my ankle in August and had to cancel my August trip, but we are going in April and I want to cut out as many steps as I can. I have been to Vienna before, but when you have no problems, you just don't pay much attention to these things. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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All subway/UBahn stations have elevators.
many with moving stairs/wscalators also.

Also many of the newer streetcars are built to be almodt level with the street making for easy access without steps.
Some bus models now with a " kneeling " feature that lowers bus close ton the street for ease of boarding- go to front door this feature is activated by the driver.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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The Vienna public transport authority has a page on this (if your German is up to it);
http://www.wienerlinien.at/eportal/e...annelId/-31437

After the bit about the kneeling buses, it goes on to say:
The modern V-trains are completely accessible. As well as more space for passengers with wheelchairs or baby-buggies, the gap between the platform edges and the train has been minimised and additional retractable ramps installed.

Access to all U-Bahn stations and over 95% of the tram and bus stops has been made barrier-free through ramps and lifts, making the Wiener Linien a Europe-wide front-runner.
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Mar 7th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Thank you very much.
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