Iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

The train station in iphofen will be made barrier-free in the coming years. The federal government assumes the full cost of the attack. Bundestag member anja weisgerber received this good news from her colleague rudiger kruse, rapporteur for transport and digital infrastructure on the german parliament’s budget committee, according to a press release.

"The barrier-free expansion of iphofen train station is an important project for the entire southern district of kitzingen and an investment in the sustainable development of the rural area," emphasizes anja weisgerber. The accessibility of iphofen station is to be achieved by modernizing the platforms, building a ramp, constructing an elevator and carrying out further detailed inspections. All planning is expected to be completed in the course of 2020.

On thursday afternoon, the budget committee decided to finance the barrier-free expansion of 118 small train stations nationwide, including the station in iphofen, in its final deliberations on the 2019 federal budget. A total of 330 million euros is available for this between 2019 and 2026. Up to now, the federal budget has included funds for the planning of the projects, but not for their construction.

The barrier-free expansion and conversion of major train stations in germany is also being driven forward by the federal government. One goal is to make the train station in the district town of kitzingen barrier-free in the medium term.

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