No barriers stations

To promote the motility and the use of services in the stations by the passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, RFI is implementing a program of structural and technological upgrading.

In about 2000 small / medium stations and small existing fully managed by RFI (including approximately 1700 operated in remote control from remote stations, without any staff control for circulation) - as well as, for the connected area to the sidewalks and subways ,  in 103 medium/ large station managed by Centostazioni - RFI produces gradual adjustments compatible with the present constraints (structural, architectural, logistic, traffic disruptions) and with redevelopment or enhancement too.

In accordance with national and European low (Technical specifications for interoperability relating to rail Persons with Reduced Mobility), all new stations are designed and built from the start to the standards defined by the "Technical Specification for Interoperability station for people reduced mobility "(2008/164 / EC).

Structural adjustments being implemented planned are in addition to those already made in recent years:

●  improvements to ticket offices and to the public toilets;

●  the installation of elevators,  lifting platforms and fixed ramps to provide universal access to the platforms, underpasses and footbridges, as well as moving staircases and moving pavements for better mobility within stations;

●  the installation of tactile guidance for people with visual impairments ;

●  the raising of station platforms to 55cm above rail level instead of 25cm so as to enable all passengers including those in wheelchairs or with reduced mobility to access suitably-designed trains more easily or even without a change of level;

●  the availability in almost all platinum, gold and silver stations of car parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities, and easy access routes at least as far as the first platform;

Almost all the stations classified as platinum, gold and silver has parking spaces for people with disabilities and are equipped to provide access for people with physical disabilities at least until the first sidewalk.

Regarding the standards and regulations to be adopted, RFI, with the collaboration of the main associations representing customers with disabilities, prepares and issues specific "Guidelines for Design" to be used for the implementation of measures to overcome architectural barriers and sensory stations.

RFI is also involved in working groups, coordinated by the parent company Ferrovie dello Stato, with associations of people with disabilities on all issues of accessibility at stations.