The disabled community was extensively consulted in the design stage of this Train and, by the way,love it.I've no doubt that the train itself, as a new-build, fully complies with the standards, but there would be very few, if any of the platforms it will use on the system where a wheelchair or mobility scooter can be driven aboard unassisted (leaving aside the associated issue of access between the street and the platform. Only the Sydney metro and much of the Perth system attain that standard of full accessibility.
This Train is the most DSAPT compliant of any Train in Australia.
Thank goodness it was the said community that was consulted on this and not this website!!
My points actually related to the broader issues of accessibility for all those who need level access, not only personal mobility issues, but users with prams and suitcases. The amount of stepless space available is quite limited and will also be competed for by passengers with none of these needs. This will lead to congestion in the vestibule and end areas, compromising the efficiency of the train. One only has to ride the airport trains and observe the congested mess that develops with the introduction of suitcases and prams in those end and vestibule areas.