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Public transport in Berlin U - and S-train stations should be in 2020 with full wheelchair access

you have always Felt broken – the elevators in the Berlin U-Bahn stations. The official Figures in the "quality report in Berlin's public TRANSPORT" to say something else, however: The "availability" of the elevators was in 2016, at 97.4 percent, were escalators to 96.7 per cent ready for use. A look at the Internet in turn brings out quite a different – worse – Pay to the surface. The LPP reported on Thursday that 19 of the 173 stations, the Elevator was broken. The eleven percent.

Senator Regine Günther (independent, Green) announced on Thursday the transport Committee of the house of representatives, 2019 criminal payments for the LPP to be agreed on, if the elevators are broken. "We want to make pressure," it was from your management.

Basically, we are on a good way

In the traffic contract between the SNB and the Federal state of Berlin, an availability of 95 percent agreed. Since 2014, there were always between 97 and 98 percent, said BVG spokeswoman Petra cloves. Also in 2018 to reach the ratio.

Basically, you should be well on the way to Berlin as quickly as possible, barrier-free, said the transport Senator. Only at individual Points, it is hake. The objective is to develop by 2020 the S - and U-Bahn network perfect for people with a Handicap, the tram up to 2022. It's Deutsche Oper (U2), Holzhauser Straße, Borsig works, Seestraße (all U6) and Möckernbrücke (U1, U3, and U7) hooks at these stations:. You will only be in 2021 and 2022 done. By law, at the beginning of 2022 is required.

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order of 50 million euros will be Invested in the U-Bahn, twelve million on the Bus, and nine million in the tram. Currently, 94 percent of S-Bahn-stations, but only 72 percent of the metro stations are wheelchair accessible. In the case of the tram, there are 56 percent of the holding. Quite bad it looks like the Bus: Only ten percent of the Stops were more suitable for the disabled, whether wheelchair users or the Blind, the transport Senator. Here, the Expansion will take.

More toilets for the stations

Guenther said that until the middle of February, the year-long Test with various variants of the course of a "talking bus stop". A at the Station or on the vehicle, installed technology or the Smartphone for the visually impaired information, such as departure time or route number and direction prior to reading either.

The CDU Deputy, Danny freymark, criticised the fact that on the tram line M17 is still the Tatra trains will be used. These are just a climb with several steps.

The transport Senator, meanwhile, is already the next big step in the view: The city wants to equip more stations with toilets. "We have to work our way as in the case of the elevators," said Günther in the Committee.

More debate in the Committee

the Second major issue in the transport Committee on the situation with the Berlin Traffic control (VLB). Senator Regine Günther, reported that "significantly more staff has been hired". A new boss in massive public criticized, VLB has not yet. By the end of the year a successor was to be found – but then as a Department head of traffic management. The old head had abandoned his Job. As you know, the VLB will be dissolved as an independent authority.

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An external consultant had noted in November 2018, the VLB was a failure as an authority, and affiliation to, the traffic management is recommended. Out of the 58 recommendations made by the verifier 17 to be implemented already, at 27, you. Twelve are dependent on more money in the budget, a proposal had not yet been addressed. The in-house "Soko VLB" directs the new Secretary of state Ingmar Streese. The pile of failed files to be processed, said Günther. The acting head of the VLB, Hans-Jörg Jaehne, reported great difficulties to find personnel.

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