Platform Distance

Platform in this post doesn’t mean tech platform. We are talking train platform here. 

One of the things I like about Berlin, and Dusseldorf is how close the subway and the tram gets to the platform. 

For wheelchairs this is crucial since the risk becomes much higher the bigger this distance get. 

Sadly this wasn’t the case in Holland. Even in Rotterdam where the whole city is newly built, the platforms aren’t the same.

Most developed countries have a process for helping passengers in need get on/off transportation vehicles. Sometimes it is a dedicated person on the platform, other times the driver takes this responsibility. The Dutch didn’t figure this out, yet. I hope they do.