Berlin: Disabled Needs
The Capital Of Germany
In the last few years, public transportation of Berlin has done a lot to make the transportation for wheelchairs more convenient. 51 underground and 118 suburban train stations are equipped with elevators or ramps, to provide easy access to the platforms. The transport network and city maps of the public transportation show all stations accessible for wheelchairs. The new busses of the public transportation are equipped with a ramp that can be lowered, in order to permit convenient access for wheelchairs. The timetables display busses and trams accessible for wheelchairs. Furthermore many stations offer markings for visually impaired visitors. The surface of these stripes is corrugated to mark the edge of the platforms. Also a lot of tourist attractions offer special services for blind and deaf visitors to Berlin. There are special services and groups for handicapped visitors, which can be found via the tourist office.