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RVAR exemption: Nexus boarding devices

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Summary

Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, trading as Nexus, has applied for exemption to routinely use boarding devices at wheelchair accessible doors.

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Consultation description

The exemption would be valid until 2025 and applicable in situation only when the platform gap is greater than 75mm horizontally and 50mm vertically.

The application is based on current accessibility levels with existing platform gaps, booked assistance using manual boarding ramps will remain available.

Documents

Rail Vehicle Accessibility: exemption application Tyne and Wear metro

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Metro map

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Tyne and Wear Metro Platform Gaps and RVAR

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Published 19 December 2017