Disabled Access to the Hessentag

A couple with a wheelchair - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / lisafxIn preparation for the Hessentag, the town of Oberursel and the local transport operators have been pulling out all the stops to make the town as accessible as possible.

For example, by the time the Hessentag starts, all of the stations between Weißkirchen and the Hohemark on the line U3 will have been modernised and allow you to get in and out of the trains without steps to go up or down.  There are ramps from the pavement up to the platform, and the platform is at the same level as the floor in the train.

When the main station is finished [Read more…]

Upgrading the train stations

A train at the Rosengärtchen stop in OberurselFor the past few years the stations along the U3 line from Frankfurt to Oberursel have one-by-one been re-built.

The main reasons for this have been modernisation.  The station at the end of the line had been just a provisional platform due to the line being shortened, and new signalling and information displays were installed.

Another was to add more capacity to the system, as many of the older stations had a maximum length of 50m, which equates to four carriages.  Now all platforms are 75m long for the six-carriage trains that run on weekdays.

But one of the most important reasons in my opinion was to make all of the stations “barrierefrei”, ie. to make the platform the same height as the floor of the train. [Read more…]

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