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Woolwich Arsenal is a modern station on the highly accessible DLR line. It has a public lift from the street to the platform, and the step onto the trains from the platform is slight. This station is recommended as highly accessible for wheelchair users. Use the links below for pictures and more detail.
The National Rail platforms are step-free between street and the platform. National Rail trains are accessible using a manual boarding ramp with staff assistance.
National Rail : National Rail South Eastern
Underground lines : Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a fully accessible railway for people using wheelchairs. All DLR stations have a lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms enabled, which allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff should you experience any problems. The gap between the platform edge and the train is 7.5cm wide and the step up or down from the platform to the train is 5cm high. Most wheelchair users find getting on and off smoothest with the largest wheel first.
Lift access between street and platform.
AccessAble Access Guide :
Accessibility friendly : DLR - Yes. National Rail - Whole station Suitable for wheelchair access.
General description : (A step 50mm/gap 75mm). Woolwich
Arsenal station is a recently refurbished station following the arrival of the
DLR service. The DLR service is step-free from street to platform. The National
Rail platforms are step-free between street and the platform. National Rail
trains are accessible using a manual boarding ramp with staff assistance. There
have been recent street works and a new public square outside of the station
that has delivered level continuous footways. There was also an accessible
This station will be step-free and generally accessible during Games time.
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