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Impressive solution to disabled access.

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North County Transit District's SPRINTER light rail train. The service began on March 9, 2008 and travels between Oceanside and Escondido in northern San Diego county. These Diesel Multiple Unit trains serve 15 stations and run every half hour on weekdays.



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This is an impressive example of great wheelchair access. Do you know if the wheelchair user has the other necessary access i.e.car parks/public buses?

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Yes, I think the whole thing is integrated. Their accessibility factsheet says:
NCTD's BREEZE busses, SPRINTER trains, and the COASTER train are all accessible to persons with disabilities. LIFT is the ADA paratransit service for passengers with disabilities in North County, who, because of their disability, are not able to access the fixed route services. NCTD contracts with First Transit Services to operate LIFT. The law requires LIFT riders to be certified for ADA paratransit eligibility. Certified passengers can also apply for NCTD Paratransit Reduced Fare I.D. Card, which allows them to travel on BREEZE and SPRINTER for free.
There's more at http://www.gonctd.com/accessibility_overview.htm



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