Braille signs at train stations in Poland
Around 260 railway stations and stops in Poland have been equipped with Braille markings and signs. They provide additional information to visually impaired passengers. Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP PLK plans to continue the installation of Braille signs for improving accessibility of train stations.
The Braille markings and signs have been placed on handrails, aisles, platforms and elevators at the railway stations and stops. Some facilities have been equipped with the special Braille plates with station schemas that inform passengers about different parts of the buildings and how to get there. PKP PLK is deploying the Braille signs within the National Railway Programme co-financed from the EU Cohesion Fund.
Among the latest developments are the Braille signs that have been placed this year at the stops and stations in Lesser Poland (Wolbrom), Mazovian (Małkinia) and Silesian Voivodeships (Dąbrowa Górnicza Strzemieszyce and Dąbrowa Górnicza Wschodnia). In the near future, this type of plates will be installed at the Ustka and Miastko stations in Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Many Braille signs were placed in 2019. They were deployed at the new railway stops such as Rzeszów Zachodni, Mokronos Górny (near Wrocław), Jelenia Góra Zabobrze, Poznań Podolany and at the existing stops within the modernisation works including Zabierzów, Rudawa, Opole Wschodnie, Jaworzyna Śląska and others. The exact list of the railway stations and stops accessible for the passengers with reduced mobility or visual impairment could be found on the Passenger Portal (“Portal Pasażera” in Polish).