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Manila Philippines
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train station

Every year we struggle with our suitcases up those steps to the platform. Is there a secret lift somewhere that we don't know about?

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Harstad, Norway
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1. Re: train station

Probably not - and I feel your pain.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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From the website /www.jaccede.com about Toulouse Matabiau -

"Certainement une des pires grandes gares française concernant l'accessibilité ! L'accès aux halls et commerces ne présente pas de difficultés particulières mais tout se complique lorsque que vous voulez vous rendre sur les quais: Ascenseurs présent que sur 2 quais, sinon vous trouverez des escaliers étroits avec le linoleum qui bulle et se décolle ( donc risque de chutes), trains qui vous laissent tout au bout des quais ( sympa pour les personnes ayant des difficultés à la marche, personnes âgées ...) Vous pouvez faire appel au service "accès +" qui vous aidera mais si vous voulez être autonome, cet endroit est à éviter."

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3. Re: train station

Yup, me as well. Quite a few of the platforms do have lifts, but that's no consolation if your train is leaving from one without one.

Apart from the platforms nearest to the main concourse, the lifts are at the ends of the platforms, not the middle, so you won't find them by going down the central subways under the tracks that feed off the main waiting hall.

Apparently there is a welcome/ greeting service in the station for disabled travellers. I'm sure they would be happy to point out whatever accessibility options there are.

Harstad, Norway
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4. Re: train station

Now I feel the pain even more ! It is the same s**t in Narbonne.

I believe the assistance for disabled must be ordered in advance - seen them in action in Narbonne.

Edited: 10 April 2017, 12:59
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