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EUROPEAN LEGISLATION

 

This section contains some measures adopted by the European Community on transport accessibility in favour of disabled passengers.

 

COM(2000)284 definitivo. pdf

Communication of 12 May 2000 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the economic and social Committee and the Committee of the Regions towards a barrier free Europe for people with disabilities

Such document examines several fundamental policies of the European Union contributing to the improvement of accessibility of persons with disabilities.

 

COM (2003) 650 definitivo. pdf 

Communication of 30 October 2003 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Equal opportunities for people with disabilities: a European Action Plan.
In particular, see   § 3.2.4 “Accessibility of the built public environment”

 

DIR 2003/24/EU .pdf

Directive 2003/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 April 2003 amending Council Directive 98/18/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships.

In particular, see art 6 b ( safety requirements for persons with reduced mobility ) and Annex III

 

COM (2005) 46 final. pdf

Communicatio from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council.................. Strengthening passenger rights within the European Union................................................................. In particular,see Section 1 " Specific measures in favour of persons with reduced mobility" of the Chapter II "THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POLICY ON PASSENGER RIGHTS"