Action Plan 2006-12
The Accessible Public Transport Action Plan 2006-12 is a strategy for delivering accessible bus, train, tram and taxi services throughout Victoria. It was released in September 2006.
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It is important that all Victorians can access public transport including people with disabilities, the elderly and frail and parents with prams.
The Accessible Public Transport Action Plan 2006-12 was released in September 2006 to provide the steps to meeting or exceeding the requirements set out in the Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Federal Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
Electronic versions of the plan are available:
- Accessible Public Transport in Victoria Action Plan 2006-12 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Accessible Public Transport in Victoria Action Plan 2006-12 (Rich text format, 168 KB)
If you are unable to access either of these documents in these formats please contact us.
Specific notable achievements for improving public transport accessibility include:
- introducing low-floor trams and constructing tram platform stops across the tram network.
- introducing new fully-compliant trains on the metropolitan rail system (X'Trapolis and Siemens trains) and on the regional rail network (V/Locity railcars). Other than the remaining older Hitachi trains, the metropolitan rail fleet is fully compliant.
- all new works and services coming into operation since 2002, all of which are fully compliant with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
- upgrades or refurbishment of Jolimont, Southern Cross, Flinders Street and North Melbourne stations including providing Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant infrastructure.
- introducing new bus stops and services on SmartBus routes from Frankston to Ringwood (Route 901) , Mordialloc to Altona (Route 903) and along Blackburn, Springvale, and Wellington roads.
- introducing low-floor buses on metropolitan and regional services at a rate of 90 a year through the Bus Replacement Program.
- introducing interchangeable hoists on regional coaches.
- upgrades of metropolitan and regional bus/train interchanges.
- rolling out a major DDA compliant signage program throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.
- rolling out significant annual works programs of minor DDA compliance projects such as improved handrails and non-slip surfaces on station ramps, installing tactile ground surface indicators at railway stations and marking of priority seats at railway stations.