Bucharest, Romania Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation

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Bucharest Public Transportation

The public transportation system in Bucharest is moderately or partially accessible. Use of this transportation network will require some planning for disabled travelers, especially those in wheelchairs.

All of the city’s buses are wheelchair accessible. The city’s subway system can be navigated by those in manual wheelchairs, but is not suitable for the majority of powered wheelchairs or scooters. On-street trams require riders to climb multiple steps to gain access to the passenger cabin.

City Bus & Trolleybus

Bucharest’s public transit network, excluding the Metro subway, is operated by Regia Autonomă de Transport București, RATB. All of the city’s standard bus routes are operated by wheelchair accessible buses. These buses have lowered floors and a fold-out ramp at the center door which permits easy roll-on/roll-off access. One wheelchair securement space is available on each bus, though securement straps are not always available.

The city’s trolleybuses, which are connected to and powered by overhead electrical wires, are largely accessible. 14 of the 19 trolleybus lines are wheelchair accessible with features similar to those found on the standard buses. The accessible lines are, as of my April 2015 visit:  61, 62, 66, 69, 70, 71, 79, 85, 86, 90, 91, 92, [...]

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