At the Irkutsk railway station will be carried out works during which will be created an inclusive space for people with disabilities. The works are estimated to be completed in 2022. The investment project amounts to 1,5 milliard rubles.
During works, the 1st and 2nd platforms will be reconstructed. For the ease of navigation for sight-impaired people, the floor surface will be covered with kinesthetic plates. On the second platform will appear the button for the extra help call.
Also, the underground passageway, which connects the railway station building with platforms, will be reconstructed. The tunnel will be also equipped with the kinesthetic direction plates and an elevator, which will be taking passengers with disabilities up to the 2nd platform.
The creation of the inclusive environment is the main objective of the development works carried by RZD. Besides the adaptation of the infrastructure, the company has created the Assistance center for people with disabilities, where passengers can obtain information regarding services, leave an application for assistance at the railway stations, reserve seats on long-distance trains. During the 1st half of 2019th at the Railway stations across Russia, approximately 100 thousand passengers with disabilities have used the assistance services.
The Assistance center for people with disabilities works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is available via a toll-free number: +7 (800) 775-00-00.