Munich Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation

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Munich Public Transportation

The metropolitan area of Munich is served by an expansive public transportation network that covers nearly all areas of the city and region. The public transportation services are extremely wheelchair accessible, and a model for the rest of Europe. During my recent visit to Munich, the public transit was so efficient and accessible, I didn’t have to turn to private transportation options as is often the case in other international cities. In this guide, I will describe the nature of accessibility on each of the city’s public transit services – trains, trams and buses.

U-Bahn Underground Train/Subway

The U-Bahn is Munich’s metro subway system, and it operates almost entirely underground. There are 8 U-Bahn lines, designated as U1 through U8, and they together serve 100 stations. All stations offer barrier-free access from the street to platform, via elevators or ramps.

The gap between the U-Bahn trains and station platforms is negligible, but the train floor may be up to 3 inches higher than the platform on certain lines and at certain stations. The height difference on most of the trains I took was between 0 and 2 inches. My power wheelchair [...]

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