Design standards for accessible public transport
The Adelaide Metro public transport network is constantly being upgraded including new bus shelters and new train stations.
The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (DDA), Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002) (DSAPT) and the Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards (2010) are foundational documents to design and reference.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) seeks to eliminate discrimination against people with disability as far as possible. The Standards provide transport operators and providers with information about their obligations under the DDA. All operators and providers should strive to provide accessible journeys.
Access to public transport is crucial to the ability of people with disability, and their families and carers, to participate fully in community life. The Standards also benefit many older Australians and parents with infants in prams who use public transport services.
If you have a request for a consideration in design of Adelaide Metro services or facilities to be more accessible, please contact the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 or use the feedback form on this site.