Greater access for mobility scooters on the tram system and metropolitan buses

Metropolitan bus services and the Trambaix and Trambesòs systems are joining the metro and TMB bus network as public transport services offering access to mobility scooters.

26/09/2019 14:52 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Entities in the metropolitan area have renewed and expanded the agreement signed in 2017 facilitating accessibility and the autonomy of people with disabilities and reduced mobility on public transport in the Barcelona area.

The 21 municipalities where the trial has been expanded are: Badalona, Barcelona, Castelldefels, Cornellà de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Gavà, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Molins de Rei, Montcada i Reixac, Montgat, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Climent de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Tiana and Viladecans.

Requisites

People interested in taking part in the trial should approach the public support office at the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities to get authorisation for the scooter and the person who drives it.

Users must have a legally recognised disability to get authorisation and satisfy reduced mobility requisites or be affected by a chronic condition which limits their mobility.

The authorisation, a numbered purple badge for the scooter and an individual licence for the driver, will let them access the metro network, the 101 TMB bus services, the 125 routes operated by metropolitan buses managed by the AMB, and from now on, the Trambaix and Trambesòs services, in the same conditions as people with motorised wheelchairs.

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