RAMPS IN STATIONS OF THE SWISS FEDERAL RAILWAYS

Development of pedestrian ramps in stations of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) began in 1957 with the construction of the new rail terminal in Bern. Since then all new and reconstructed transportation facilities in Switzerland have been made accessible by ramps as a matter of policy. The paper summarizes the benefits derived from access of trackside platforms via ramps for handicapped and elderly persons as well as for other travelers. The paper cites guidelines, design standards and regulations governing the construction of ramps in Switzerland and describes the types of ramps currently in use within SBB. Building ramps is seen as a means for saving on operating costs and making the railway more attractive to the public.

  • Corporate Authors:

    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

    AMSTERDAM:
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  • Authors:
    • KIRSCH, K D
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00381495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM