Project Category: Mobility

Public Transportation

The inner city boroughs of Berlin have a very well connected public transportation network. It includes buses, subways (U-Bahn), commuter trains (S-Bahn) and trams. Many of the stops and stations are accessible. Fully or partially accessible connections can be found at: http://www.vbb.de/en/index.html. If an elevator at one of the stations is not working, it will be indicated there. At http://brokenlifts.org/ one can also check which elevators in Berlin are currently not functioning. Buses All public transportation buses in Berlin are equipped with a folding ramp. Many bus stops also have an orientation system for blind people. Wheelchair users should...

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Travelling to Berlin

Berlin has five long-distance railway stations (Berlin-Hauptbahnhof, Berlin-Gesundbrunnen, Berlin-Südkreuz, Berlin-Ostbahnhof, Berlin-Spandau) and two airports (Berlin-Tegel/TXL und Berlin-Schönefeld/SXF). All of the railway stations and the airports are well connected to the public transportation network and offer mobility assistance services to people with disabilities. By Train People with disabilities are provided with extensive information for their journey by the Mobility Center of the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway), which can be reached under the telephone number 01806 99 66 33. Assistance for getting on and off the train and for transporting luggage can be booked there free of charge. Wheelchair users are...

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Wheelchair Taxis and Shuttle Services in Berlin

Unfortunately there are very few taxis in Berlin that can transport wheelchairs. Trips should therefore be booked early. A list of wheelchair taxi providers can be found here:http://rollstuhltaxi-berlin.de/category/taxis/ Of course any taxi can be used if the wheelchair user can transfer himself or herself from the wheelchair and the wheelchair fits in the trunk. Taxi Berlin can be reached at 030 – 202020 to order a minivan or a station wagen – inform them that you are traveling with a wheelchair. Or you can order a minivan taxi directly at mytaxi.de. In addition there are several shuttle services in...

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