Study for the Land of NRW

Complete Accessibility
in Public Transport

Important changes relating to accessibility in public transport (ÖPNV) resulted when the amendment to the law governing the transportation of passengers (PBefG) came into force on January 1, 2013. The legislator (the state) determined that public transport in Germany will attain “complete accessibility” by a fixed date namely January 1, 2022 (§ 8. Section 3 PBefG as of 7.8.2013). This signifies that the term “extensive accessibility”, which applied so far, was replaced. However, the pertinent legislation does not define the meaning of “complete accessibility” as such. In each case, public...

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Issue 03/2017 STUVA Research Work

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Issue 03/2012 Research and Development


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Issue 01/2019 Successful Mission ¤ Gelungene Mission

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Issue 04/2020

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