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Railway Trail and Medical facilities in Bermuda

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Railway Trail and Medical facilities in Bermuda

We are a senior couple (one with some mobility issues). Following are my questions and please accept my sincere thanks in advance:

*1. Does the Rail Trail have rest stops with seats/benches?

*2. Does the Rail Trail have public restroom facilities?

*3. What would be the best access point for a manageable path for someone with mobility issues?

*4. Does Bermuda have adequate medical facilities/hospitals?

*5. What is the "emergency number" and can one use a US cell phone to call, if necessary?

Many thanks!!

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York, Pennsylvania
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1. Re: Railway Trail and Medical facilities in Bermuda

The emergency number is 911 just like in the states and should work on your cell phone. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital is a modern, accredited, full-service facility including emergency, and acute/critical care services. It is advisable to have travel insurance that includes emergency medical evacuation coverage anytime traveling outside of the country just in case.

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2. Re: Railway Trail and Medical facilities in Bermuda

The BERMUDA RAILWAY TRAIL-- http://www.bermudarailway.net/ --is not a walking path through a suburban park. Most of the various '..sections..' of the BRT are well worn but UN-even paths--sandy, grassy, rocky, etc.. There are certainly places to stop, sit and rest but benches and more formal seating areas are not much in evidence...nor are bathroom facilities, much beyond the occasional Porta-Potti.. For someone with physical mobility issues, perhaps the best section of the BRT is the western end--from Mangrove Bay (behind the Somerset Police Station)-to-Somerset Bridge. This 'section' of the BRT runs partially along local service roads and is paved for the entire distance (approx. 1 1/2 mi.)

Most sections of the BRT are accessible from public roadways and public bus routes. Access points are marked with BRT signage-- https://tinyurl.com/hg4wct9 .... www.bermuda-online.org/railwaytrailsign.jpg

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