Policy and Guidance

ADA & Level Boarding Guidance - Platform Height

  • 14
  • Dec
  • 2011
AUTHOR: Office of the Secretary, General Counsel
SUBJECT: Civil Rights
KEYWORDS: ADA, platforms, 49 CFR §§37.41-43; 37.9(a), (d);49 CFR Part 37, App. A (810.5.3)
ABSTRACT: WHEN A RAIL OPERATOR CONSTRUCTS A NEW STATION PLATFORM OR ALTERS AN EXISTING STATION PLATFORM, DOES 49 CFR PART 37 REQUIRE THE RAIL OPERATOR ENSURE THAT THE PLATFORM IS AT LEAST 8 INCHES ABOVE TOP OF RAIL, EVEN IF THE RAILROAD OPERATOR WILL PROVIDE ACCESSIBILITY CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 37.42?
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