Investments in rail accessibility infrastructure are growing, with the government and industry regulations and initiatives being increasingly focussed on making transport networks more inclusive and disabled-friendly. 

While new rail vehicle interior designs and layouts comply with advanced accessibility standards, modern railway operators are taking a number of measures to improve train assistance for women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities to facilitate convenient navigation through stations and ensure safe and efficient passage on and off trains. 

Finding the best train assistance and travel solutions providers 

Railway Technology has listed some of the leading train travel assistance equipment and solution providers, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector. 

The list includes, but is not limited to, companies that develop and engineer highly reliable and durable wheelchair lifts, universal ramps and step-free access solutions for railway applications, as well as the developers of passenger assistance apps for people with disability. 

The information contained within the download document is useful for railway operators, station managers, procurement executives, operations managers, consultants, engineers, technicians, and any other individual involved in railway operations, infrastructure engineering and maintenance. 

The download contains detailed information on train assistance equipment and solution providers, and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of railway manufacturers, suppliers and solutions, can also be found here.

Types of disabled train travel assistance equipment and solutions 

Railway operators implement assisted boarding points and adopt different train assistance systems and equipment to make the travel experience of disabled passengers more stress-free and comfortable. 

The solutions adopted to restore the confidence of these passengers in the railway system include, but are not limited to: 

  • Wheelchairs and mobility scooters 
  • Wheelchair lifts and access ramps for handicapped passengers 
  • Platform screen doors 
  • Modular, plug-and-play platform gap fillers 
  • Moveable step bridging plate for train entrances 
  • Universally accessible toilets and seating facilities for disabled passengers 
  • Anti-skid flooring solutions 
  • Tactile ground surface indicators 
  • Disabled-friendly telephones and passenger information systems, and 
  • Passenger assistance apps for people with disability 

Download our list here.