- Improved station ticket offices.
- Sound-based systems for the visually impaired.
- Higher platforms to make the trains wheelchair-accessible.
- Tactile warning strips along the platforms and at the top of staircases.
- Installation of elevators and automatic doors.
- Construction of gateways and underpasses.
The objective is to modernize 143 stations in the Paris area and make them fully accessible within the next ten years in accordance with the law of 11 February 2005 on equal opportunities.
Station work sites are submitted to important safety and operational regulation:
- Any project involving the interruption or disruption of train traffic will involve a certain delay regarding the start of said project, (as the proposal must be submitted two years in advance,) and will require work to be conducted at night to minimize the impact on normal passenger traffic.
- Modifications must be made to the signaling or electrical systems which can involve long delays due to the technical aspects and the hazardous nature of the equipment.
“My duty is to manage and supervise the input data we acquire as it is vital to the good development of every project.
It is therefore essential to have the proper data on:
- Platform structure
- The presence of asbestos.
- Noise study
- Lighting study
- Topographical study
- Geo-technical study
The input data is the most basic information of every study and it is by going through all those potential health treats that we reduce the amount of risk we expose ourselves to later on.”
MOEG SDA consultant