Barrier-free travel – the European concept “Design for all”

Photo reportage
// 19 September 2018

As part of the European Mobility Week, which takes place every year from 16th to 22nd September, the CFL, the City of Luxembourg, Luxtram, Adapth, Info-Handicap, Blanneverenegung and Verkéiersverbond organized the event “Multimodality for All” on 19th September.

In this context, a “train-funicular-tram-bus” route was organized with travelers with reduced mobility and visually impaired people in order to raise public awareness of multimodality for all.

A wide circle of users benefits from the CFL offers and therefore CFL pays attention to special requirements needed when a railway station or stop is constructed or modernized or when rolling stock is purchased.

The “Design for all” elements of the double-deck coach DOSTO

The “Design for all” elements of the 2200 Serie (TER2ng)

The “Design for all” elements of the bilevel electric multiple unit KISS

18 stations and stops bear the European label “EureWelcome”, which was awarded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where the principle of “Design for all” was implemented from the beginning: Bascharage, Belval-Lycée, Belval-Université, Cents-Hamm, Dippach-Reckange, Dommeldange, Dudelange-Usines, Dudelange-Ville, Lamadeleine, Leudelange, Luxemburg, Mersch, Noertzange, Oberkorn, Pétange, Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg, Sandweiler-Contern und Schouweiler.

The staff “Service Gare” offers assistance at the larger stations. Otherwise, the train attendants are on hand to help. Special assistance must be requested 1 hour in advance for national transport and 48 hours in advance for international transport by phone at 4990-3737 or by e-mail to video-surveillance.zoc@cfl.