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Facilities for the Disabled

Train Facilities

1. Reserved Spaces for Wheelchairs

* High Capacity Trains:

Reserved spaces for wheelchairs are located at both ends of the train behind the driver’s compartment. Although passengers in wheelchairs may board the train from any door, boarding from the lead carriage is recommended so that the driver may provide assistance if necessary.

Parking Space for Wheelchairs-High Capacity Trains

* Medium Capacity Trains:

Reserved spaces for wheelchairs are located in each carriage. Although passengers in wheelchairs may board the train from any door, boarding from the lead or tail carriage is recommended as these are usually less crowded. Wheelchair-bound passengers should locate themselves between the four stainless steel poles in the train.

Parking Space for Wheelchairs-Medium Capacity Trains

2. Priority Seats

For elderly, pregnant or disabled passengers, priority seats are installed in each carriage. To differentiate the priority seats from regular seats, and to promote Metro etiquette and concern for those in need, "dark blue priority seats" have been installed on all trains.

dark blue priority seats

3. Train Passenger Information Systems

* High Capacity Trains:

Includes public address system, destination indicator, station indicator and train route indicator. Driver broadcasts station names, general advisory announcements and emergency information via pre-recorded train announcements. Passengers can determine the train operation direction from destination indicators and train route indicators and acquire arrival and transfer information from station indicators.

Train Passenger Information Systems Train Passenger Information Systems-High Capacity Trains

* Medium Capacity Trains:

Includes public address system and station indicators. OCC broadcasts station names, general advisory announcements and emergency information via pre-recorded train announcements. Passengers can acquire arrival and transfer information from station indicators.

Train Passenger Information Systems-Medium Capacity Trains

4. Signs Outside the Train

* High Capacity:

Signs outside the train indicate reserved spaces for wheelchairs inside the train.

Signs Outside the Train-High Capacity

5. Fall Prevention Barrier Between Carriages

To prevent the visually impaired from falling onto the track at the gap between carriages, we have installed extensible barriers between carriages. Each gap is equipped with four barriers.

Fall Prevention Barrier between Carriages

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  • Updated: 2009-11-27 21:33
  • Reviewed: 2009-11-27 21:33

  • Source: Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation