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How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

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How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

As i plan to come to Singapore in May this year, is it easy enough to catch a bus or train if your confined to a wheelchair? I cannot stand at all to climb steps onto a bus AND are there taxis that cater for disabled i.e. vans that have ramps up into the taxis or a hoist into taxi like we do in Australia? If so where do i go to get this information as to what buses and trains to use? Thanks in advance, hoping to hear from Someone with some information.

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1. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

www.smrt.com.sg/RiderGuide/Accessibility.aspx

There is at least one barrier-free entrance in every train station and wider fare gates.

There is accessible elevator service to all levels in the stations.

Wheelchair-accessible train carriages feature two wheelchair spaces per train. To locate them, look for wheelchair indicators on the platform floor or screen doors. These indicators are usually near lifts.

Inside the train carriage, look for wheelchair indicator stickers on the train doors beside the wheelchair spaces.

Do not hesitate to approach our station staff for assistance when boarding and alighting. Our staff can escort the passenger to the platform and arrange for assistance at the destination station.

There are wheelchair accessible buses (WAB) but not for all services. You can identify the buses by the decal with a passenger in wheelchair symbol on the windshield.

We have 2 public bus operators.

From SBS website

sbstransit.com.sg/doyouknow/facts_wab.aspx

To assist commuters in wheelchairs:

From SMRT website:

There are currently 38 Wheelchair Accessible Bus (WAB) services: 61, 75, 77, 167, 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, 187, 189, 307, 700, 811, 851, 852, 853, 855, 857, 858, 859, 860, 882, 902, 904, 920, 922, 941, 945, 947, 950, 965, 966, 969, 970, 980, 981 and 985. If you are unsure, look for a blue decal of a passenger-in-wheelchair displayed at the front of the bus. Only designated WABs can ferry wheelchair bound passengers.

Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands and Yishun interchanges have special WAB boarding berths with ramps, guard rails, directional and indicative signs, and staff assistance call buttons for commuters in wheelchairs.

Woodlands interchange is a multi-level interchange. There are elevators that serve both levels of the Interchange and the train station as well.

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available in all bus interchanges except Woodlands.

Our Bus Captains are trained to provide assistance to passengers-in-wheelchair when needed. They can operate the ramps on the WABs for boarding and alighting.

When alighting from WABs, passengers-in-wheelchair should press the blue button to alert our Bus Captain.

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2. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

Public buses and mrt trains here are wheelchair friendlies. At the bus-stop the bus captain (driver) will assist you. Instead of boarding from the front entrance, you will enter from the larger rear entrance (usually for exit). There is space (without seats) allocated for wheelchair passenger. Not all buses are wheelchair friendly yet, but a majority are, about 80%, so your mobility are greatly enhanced. More info here.

sbstransit.com.sg/doyouknow/facts_wab.aspx#3

For mrt, there are lifts you can use to get to the platform. One of the turnstile for entering the station is wide enough for wheelchair passenger. More info here.

www.smrt.com.sg/RiderGuide/Accessibility.aspx

If you take taxi, taxi driver will assist you get in the cab and fold your wheelchair. But if you are using mototised wheelchair you can take London cab. There is a number in this article you can call if you need one.

…asiaone.com/news/general/story/new-wheelcha…

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3. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

Thank you to Minxbaby and bluesotong for your feedback and information, very much appreciated. This feedback is exactly what i am after. Thank you.

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4. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

wheels2014,

Can you share your experiance travelling to singapore with wheelchair? me and family plan to travel to singapore next year and my mom is using wheel chair.

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5. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

epe81, hi

you can also use PM too ask a personal question to any member....

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7. Re: How does a Wheelchair User go about using buses/trains

If you go to top of the page you will see the 2 suggested Web sites that have all the travel information on the buses and trains. We didn't end up going to Singapore as too awkward due to my taking too much equipment.

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