Finding a Bus, metro, RER and tramway services accessible to disabled people in Paris and the Paris region ?
Getting around Paris at an affordable price and avoiding the hustle and bustle.
It is advisable to use public transport ... the Parisian bus and tram networks as well as line 14 of the
Métro have good accessibility.
Bus & Tramway
NETWORK OF ACCESSIBLE PARISIAN BUSES:
Since the beginning of 2010, the entire Parisian bus network has been accessible to disabled people: 60 lines have been adapted offering an efficient alternative to the Métro network, for which accessibility remains difficult to achieve.
Making 60 Parisian lines accessible meant adapting bus stops and buses.
It would not have been possible without the collaboration of RATP and the Paris City Council and financing by the Paris Region and STIF.
The next objectives for STIF and RATP are:
- to guarantee accessibility to 700 lines in the Paris region by 2015 (285 lines in Paris and in a nearby suburb).
- to make it easier for networks to be made accessible to visually-impaired and hearing-impaired people by developing the current auditory and visual adapted facilities, for which the PANAMMES project is the spearhead (creating and experimenting innovative solutions such as the Blue Eyes project).
NB: A bus line is considered accessible when at least 70% of its stops are accessible and when no more than two consecutive stops are inappropriate.
The list of buses in the Paris region accessible to disabled people is available on www.ratp.fr
For the physically disabled:
Parisian buses are equipped with:
- a low and entirely flat floor,
- a bus-lowering device,
- an extendable, retractable ramp at the central door.
- a reserved space with nearby stop button, etc.
The bus stops are made accessible with raised pavements, modified bus shelters or even the relocation of a stop, etc.
However, these adaptations are (in rare cases) made unusable due to drivers’ improper parking at the bus stops.
For people with sensory disabilities:
|PARIS: Map of bus network accessible to disabled people
Audio and visual information
Tactile information strips
Adapted line information devices
Magnetic loops at ticket offices
Adapted maps, etc.
There are four tramway lines in the Paris region, all located on the edge of Paris or in a nearby suburb.
|PARIS: Improved readability of map of Parisian network
The Parisian tramways are accessible to physically-disabled people.
|PARIS: Map of the Tram network adapted to physically- disabled people
The carriages have low floors, wide doors of 80 to 130 cm, reserved spaces, audio and visual indications announcing the stops and disruptions, etc. The tramway surroundings are also accessible.
Particular attention is paid to:
the pedestrian crossings and refuge islands
the readability of routes (contrasting colours and in relief)
reducing traffic and securing crossings
The Parisian tramway has a good level of accessibility to disabled people and is continually active in giving disabled people more mobility.
Verify necessarily the accessibility of lines in real time and ask for your routes on 08 10 64 64 64 or on www.infomobi.com.
For more informations:
Consult the list of adapted buses in Paris/the Paris region,
their timetables and other useful information on www.infomobi.com
The RATP’s Mission for Accessibility
19 place Lachambaudie -75570 Paris cedex 12