Minding the gap
A trial on Route 96 trams is tackling a common accessibility
The differing dimensions of mobility devices, designs of trams
and accessible stops is causing issues for some passengers as their
mobility devices have trouble negotiating a tricky gap between the
platform and tram.
Yarra Trams worked with Public Transport Victoria to install a trial
'gap eliminator' (the black and white strip seen above) on two
trams running on Route 96 and invited a group of special needs
passengers to trial it. The results have been positive, with each
person on the trial that the small strip greatly improved their
access when entering or exiting the vehicle.
Visit our Accessible Journeys section for
more information on accessible tram travel. A list of level access
and platform accessible stops is available on our Route Guides