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Saturday, July 14, 2012

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS VIA TRENITALIA'S SALABLU -- PART 4



SALABLU DISABLED PASSENGER SERVICE BY TRENITALIA MAKES MAKES RAIL SERVICE ACCESSIBLE THROUGHOUT TUSCANY AND ITALY

Heidi Johnson-Wright is pictured above at the modern, accessible elevator at Sienna's train station.

Sienna is a spectacular town with a gorgeous (inside and out) cathedral.




The Allegory of Good and Bad Government,  a series of frescoes painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti  the early 1300s, are still poignant today and can be found in the Sala dei Nove (Salon of Nine or Council Room) in the Palazzo Pubblico on the Piazza del Campo.

From Trenitalia's website (forgive the poor translations to English), here is information of Postobu, a program that provides Seat Reservation for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM)

With “Postoblu”  reservation system you can book all your tickets when requesting assistance, at Sale Blu or by calling our Call centers for all types of tickets currently valid on Express, Intercity, Intercity Night, Eurostar City, Eurostar Italia, Eurostar Italia High-Speed and EC trains (on national routes), finalising the payment and collecting your travel documents at a later stage.

PostoBlu” allows you to book:
• Equipped seating areas (with safety anchor system for wheelchairs) and relevant 'associated' seat for any accompanying persons;
• Seats reserved to PRM and their accompanying persons;
• Ordinary seats, couchettes or wagon lits.

PRM's accompanying persons can avail of the “
Postoblu” service only when travelling together with the accompanied person. 

“Postoblu” does not apply to international tickets, to tickets for cumulative service, to season tickets and to group tickets.


email: salablu.firenze@rfi.it

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=052ff172e719a110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

STORY CONTINUES TOMORROW, JULY15

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