Vehicle design

More information

For information on how to use the ramps, please go to the LAGSH (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Selbsthilfe Sachsen e.V.) website

The design of our buses, trains and trams helps provide passengers with barrier-free travel. At the moment, one of the main tasks in this area is to provide access ramps.

Ramps in low-floor buses

Our transport companies have taken a number of measures to make journeys as barrier-free as possible. For instance, the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) have fitted most of their low-floor buses and all of their low-floor trams with manually operated access ramps. The Verkehrsgesellschaft Hoyerswerda mbH (VGH) only uses low-floor vehicles on their bus routes. There are also ramps  – some automatic, some manual  – in all the low-floor regional rail vehicles operating in the VVO area.

Only vehicle staff may operate the ramps.

The ramps on low-floor buses are situated at doors marked with a wheelchair symbol (2nd door). You can recognise buses with ramps from these features:

  • The wheelchair user symbol is located on the right-hand side at the front and rear.
  • On the 2nd door there is another wheelchair user symbol.

Ramps on trams and regional trains

The ramps on low-floor trams are located at the first door (behind the driver's door). There is a wheelchair user symbol there with a red rectangle.

On regional Deutsche Bahn trains there are only ramps in low-floor vehicles, not in high-floor vehicles.