As a contribution to greater objectivity in the discussion about elevators at main-line and rapid-transit railway stations, the author presents the results of an investigation into what groups of persons use elevators, what experience has been gained with elevators, what technical annd other improvements are possible, and under what circumstances they can be used at non-staffed stations. The results can be seen as a challenge to the planners to integrate elevators into the station complex. It was found that elevators are used by all classes of persons, that negative experience relates only to relatively light usage where the elevators are in out-of-the-way places. New installations should be easily recognizable from a distance and should not be hidden behind stairways and other structures, so that travellers and others can see them immediately. Elevators can also be employed at non-staffed stations in cases where the latter have cable links with an operating control centre, emergency-power sets, etc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • FIEDLER, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-4


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00319979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1982 12:00AM