Public transport in Brabant is adapted to the needs of disabled travelers as much as possible. Still, it is advisable to check in advance if the bus stops, buses and stations you wish to use are accessible.
Most forms of public transport are easily accessible for people with a mobility, sight or hearing impairment.
Accessibility of buses, trains and stops
Most buses in Brabant have a lowered entry ramp and reserved seats for disabled passengers. For wheelchair users, there is a special bay with a seat belt and a lower stop button. Bus stops can vary in accessibility. At more than 100 stations in the Netherlands, NS offers journey assistance to wheelchair users and people with a mobility, sight or hearing impairment.
Companion or service dog
If you travel with a companion, he or she can travel for free with an OV-begeleiderskaart. Make sure you have a valid ticket yourself. A service or guide dog can also travel free of charge, as long as it wears a harness.
Blind and visually impaired travelers
The standard OV-chipkaart communicates via small screens and is therefore less suitable for people with visual impairments. They can apply for a free Sentire pass: an OV-chipkaart specially developed for blind and visually impaired people.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
A wheelchair may be brought on board if it meets the following requirements:
- It must be no larger than 120 cm long, 70 cm wide and 107 cm tall (European guidelines)
- Passenger and wheelchair must weigh no more than 250 kilos
- Wheelchairs with combustion engines are not permitted
- If your wheelchair does not meet these requirements, a Regiotaxi or Deeltaxi is a good alternative.
- Mobility scooters are not permitted on board.