The Paris region public transport Accessibility Master Plan (SDA) is committed to making 95% of the transport accessible by 2018.
The objective is to upgrade 143 Paris region railway stations to compliance in under 10 years, in accordance with the French equal opportunities law of 11th February 2005.
- Compatible ticket sale counters
- Audio markers
- Raise platform levels to match train floor height
- Warning strips along platforms and at the top of fixed staircases
- Installation of lifts and automatic doors
- Creation of footbridges and underpasses
EXTERNAL PROBLEMS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RAIL STATION PROJECT
Works in a rail station are subject to stringent safety and operation rules:
Interrupting or changing the running of trains and passenger services requires a considerable lead time (work periods to be declared at least two years in advance), with mostly night working, to limit the impact on rail traffic (and thus on passengers).
Signalling and/or electrical systems have to be changed, which sometimes requires a very long time, due to the technical complexity and danger inherent in the systems.
ZOOM ON THE ERECTION OF THE FOOTBRIDGE AT DOMONT RAILWAY STATION
THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA COLLECTION
Tamara, Consultant with the SDA General prime contracting
“My role is to control and track the collection of the input data required for each operation to achieve accessibility.
The following data is essential:
- platform structure
- asbestos diagnostic
- audio diagnostic
- lighting diagnostic
- topographical survey data
- geotechnical test borings
The input data is the basic data for each study, and covering all possible situations minimises risks in the subsequent phases”.