BARRIER-FREE DESIGN FOR THE HANDICAPPED IN STATIONS OF JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

In 1974, Japanese National Railways (JNR) began to study the barrier-free design for handicapped people. After three years, the Committee presented "the barrier-free design standard for the handicapped in stations". Since then, based on this standard, the facilities and equipment have been gradully improved. In April 1980, JNR had 57 stations which were equipped with bathrooms with handrails, 127 stations with improved fare collection gates, 13 stations with elevators for the handicapped, 290 stations with warning and guiding pavers, stations with signs for tactile reading on ticket vendors. Facilities for wheelchair users cost much. Therefore, JNR has concentrated its efforts preferentially on large stations which are highly utilized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrians

    Van Montfoortlaan 11
    2596 SN The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Suzuki, T
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Accession Number: 00399760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM