MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 138, 2017The 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF 2017)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
Providing facilities to improve accessibilities to railway station for all
1 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 25/25 Phutthamonthol Sai 4, Phutthamonthol, Salaya, Nakhonpathom, Thailand, 73170.
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Thailand is now entering to an aging society, as the number of elderly will increase to 25.2 million people in the year 2030 . From the statistics of National Statistical office 2007, the number of people with disabilities (PwDs) is approximately 2.9% or 1.7 million people of the total population. The Thai government has recently enacted many policies and acts specifically to equal the right of these people to be able to live like a normal person. One of the aspects of these acts is enabling them to access transportation services without difficulties. As Thailand has recently invested large amount budget on developing many railway projects, thus this is an important opportunity to enhance the design standard of transportation facilities to meet the demands of all types of users. This research is aimed to compare the laws and guidelines of railway station and facilities designed for all at international level and to explore the principles of railway station design that used for railway station design in order to make the recommendation for Thai railway station design to improve accessibility in terms of designs and additional facilities.
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