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autumn wind
November 9th, 2009, 12:01 AM
is the train from civitavecchia to rome handicap accessible? wheelchair or scooter thanks

euro cruiser
November 9th, 2009, 07:35 AM
Unfortunately, the answer is yes and no. I just checked the train schedule for tomorrow morning, as an example, and some of the trains have the handicap symbol, some don't. I thought perhaps it was related to the class of train, but that's not the case. Some of the regional trains are accessible, some not.

ab0si
November 9th, 2009, 11:03 AM
to add to euro_cruiser's excellent response ....

The last time I was traveling in Italy with a person with mobility limitations we found that the scheduled equipment (i.e., whether handicap accessible or not) did not always match reality.

Perhaps they have improved in this, but do not be surprised if a train listed as accessible really ain't.

euro cruiser
November 9th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Perhaps the best thing to do is find the station master and ask for assistance boarding the train.

GSPLover
November 9th, 2009, 02:46 PM
The commuter type trains are handicapped accessible. The older style regional trains are not.

Probably best to deal with somebody at Termini ticket office to determine which trains terminate in Civitavecchia on binario (track) 1 since there are still no lifts in Civitavecchia in the underground passages. If the train terminates on binario 5, you can arrange for the station master to have somebody wheel the individual across the tracks.

autumn wind
November 9th, 2009, 10:38 PM
thank you all

roninrome
November 10th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Go to this link for more info: SALA BLU (http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=052ff172e719a110VgnVCM1000003f 16f90aRCRD). It is the link for the Trenitalia "Blue Hall," which is assistance for handicapped travelers. They say they provide assistance at 251 stations... and Civitavecchia, acording to the website, IS one of those 251 (for a complete list, CLICK HERE (http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=28cc11e84819a110VgnVCM1000003f 16f90aRCRD)).