Heyington access

 
  a hat with a toucan Station Master

Im not sure about you, but im wonderiing why heyington railway station has no disabled access, why have they not been pouring money into giving the station a lift or something? its the only station that ha this in melbourne it needs to be solved.

EDIT: its apparntly Heyington. but i dont really care do i?

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Im not sure about you, but im wonderiing why heyington railway station has no disabled access, why have they not been pouring money into giving the station a lift or something? its the only station that ha this in melbourne it needs to be solved.
a hat with a toucan
The place Is written Heyington (a capital letter at the start of the name !)
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Heyington serves mainly the nearby St Kevin's College,   (maybe no need for disabled, but I suppose these days politically incorrect not to have access, and I used a capital H)
  a hat with a toucan Station Master

Heyington serves mainly the nearby St Kevin's College,   (maybe no need for disabled, but I suppose these days politically incorrect not to have access, and I used a capital H)
trainbrain
it does, but thats still no excuse for no disabled access, Glenferrie has disabled access and is mainly used by swinburne students also little need for disabled, though i have seen some services not stop at auburn and hawthorn.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Heyington serves mainly the nearby St Kevin's College,   (maybe no need for disabled, but I suppose these days politically incorrect not to have access, and I used a capital H)
It does, but thats still no excuse for no disabled access, Glenferrie has disabled access and is mainly used by Swinburne students also little need for disabled, though i have seen some services not stop at Auburn and Hawthorn.
a hat with a toucan
If you were to visit Glenferrie you would find It's a very busy place connected to a very busy shopping strip(ranked about the 8th busiest station In Melbourne)
  a hat with a toucan Station Master

Heyington serves mainly the nearby St Kevin's College,   (maybe no need for disabled, but I suppose these days politically incorrect not to have access, and I used a capital H)
It does, but thats still no excuse for no disabled access, Glenferrie has disabled access and is mainly used by Swinburne students also little need for disabled, though i have seen some services not stop at Auburn and Hawthorn.
If you were to visit Glenferrie you would find It's a very busy place connected to a very busy shopping strip(ranked about the 8th busiest station In Melbourne)
Nightfire
no need to capitalize everything, i dont feel like it. I didnt realize it was that popular. I am pretty sure there are other stations like this that do have disabled access.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
no need to capitalize everything, i dont feel like it. I didnt realize it was that popular. I am pretty sure there are other stations like this that do have disabled access.
a hat with a toucan
Capital letters are needed for place names, like everyone ells writes.

There Is a deadline for when disabled access for public transport must be established, aka the roll out of tram super stops.
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Outside of Heyington, I'd've thought most Melbourne metro train stations have some form of disabled access. Mostly via ramps and those gold-plated lifts for those they decided to refurbish.
Then, I remembered General Motors and no-one has access to it.
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
...Mostly via ramps and those gold-plated lifts for those they decided to refurbish.
ARodH
You might think that those lifts are 'gold-plated', but a hell of a lot of engineering goes into making a disability-accessible lift that has to work outdoors. Lifts aren't cheap, even when they're the tiny ones they like to install in modern apartment blocks these days.

As for ramps, you'd be surprised at how many of the ramps at Melbourne railway stations aren't actually Disability Discrimination Act compliant; the usual reason being that they're too steep.

And finally, for those who complain about the DDA: 'Public transport' has the word 'public' in there for a reason. It's meant to be used by the public, and that includes the disabled. Equal access is enshrined in law so that disabled people can have some dignity as members of the travelling public. The DDA has some benefits for us able-bodied folk, too - the whole act is worth it if it forces the Government to send all of those poxy Z class trams to the scrapheap where they belong!
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
...Mostly via ramps and those gold-plated lifts for those they decided to refurbish.


As for ramps, you'd be surprised at how many of the ramps at Melbourne railway stations aren't actually Disability Discrimination Act compliant; the usual reason being that they're too steep.
LancedDendrite
I understand the required DDA compliant gradient ramp can't be any steeper than 1 In 14

A lot of street side foot paths would be steeper than this !
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Im not sure about you, but im wonderiing why heyington railway station has no disabled access, why have they not been pouring money into giving the station a lift or something? its the only station that ha this in melbourne it needs to be solved.

EDIT: its apparntly Heyington. but i dont really care do i?
a hat with a toucan
Have you ever been to Heyington? If not, then I suggest you actually go there, then the answer may become apparent. Same goes for Glenferrie, which at last survey was among the 10 busiest stations in Melbourne.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Outside of Heyington, I'd've thought most Melbourne metro train stations have some form of disabled access. Mostly via ramps and those gold-plated lifts for those they decided to refurbish.
Then, I remembered General Motors and no-one has access to it.
ARodH
Yes if I recall correctly Heyington is the only active station without disabled access.
  mickamious Junior Train Controller

Heyington Station primarily serves St Kevins as others have stated but there is very minimal use during the day/night otherwise.. If you've ever been to this station even during peak hour, it's actually not that busy at all..
The only way i see disabled access happening at this station is that something happens to a local MP's family member and they lobby the government for improvements... Sadly this is generally always the case..
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Heyington does primarily serve two schools (St Kevins and St Catherines) however it would serve the local area as well - although I'm not sure of the other passenger traffic. The station area itself is in a constant state of improvement. Recently, platform faces on both platforms were reconstructed and realigned to get the platform up to train floor height and to ease some of the curvature of the platform. Heyington's platforms were somewhat notorious for having huge gaps between platform and train door. One day it might gain disabled access, but this will require new ramps at the station entrance off the street, actual station parking (which it doesn't seem to have), and a rebuild of the footbridge especially on the St Kevins side. At the moment, Heyington is one of those rare stations on the network which is still designed just for foot traffic.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

I've been watching the progressive improvements to the station since the accident earlier in the year (yes, I'm one of those students you all hate so much) and I must say the new platform is safer for all users. It used to be a regular occurrence for a boy to fall down the gap in the crush to get on the first train after school. Of course there were always plenty of other lads around to haul him out.

Amusingly, they added the wheelchair symbol to the platform with an arrow during the recent fad of signage directing wheelchairs to the first carriage. It's since been removed, presumably after some head scratching at Metro.

Also, serving a school doesn't negate the need for DDA access.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
If you were to visit Glenferrie you would find It's a very busy place connected to a very busy shopping strip(ranked about the 8th busiest station In Melbourne)
"Nightfire"


Complete with a tram line which runs "wheelchair-accessible" D classes all day with pretty much not a single DDA-compliant tram stop outside the CBD! As soon as you turn off St. Kilda Rd, that's pretty much the end of the platform stops.

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