Travelling with a physical impairment

The RET wants everyone to be able to travel by tram, bus or metro. This includes the visually impaired and people who are dependent on a wheelchair or who walk with the aid of a rollator.

Lifts, ramps and escalators

In order to make the metro stations accessible to all, all Rotterdam stations are equipped with wheelchair ramps, lifts and escalators.

Wheelchair-friendly buses and trams

Buses, including the BOB buses and the RET trams, all offer low boarding platforms for easy access. This makes it easier for people with impaired mobility to get on and off. 

A number of bus and tram stops even offer level-floor boarding to buses and trams in the form of an extendible platform in the vehicle or a raised platform. Unfortunately, level-floor boarding is not possible at all stops. The municipalities within the transport area of ​​the RET are making more and more stations accessible to people with a physical impairment. Therefore, check whether your local stop is accessible to you, prior to starting your trip.

The bus routes, tram lines and stops are wheelchair accessible if you can see a wheelchair sticker at the stop.

Unfortunately, mobility scooters cannot go on the bus.

Check the overview (only available in Dutch) of wheelchair-friendly bus routes, tram lines and stops.

Reserved seats

 If you cannot walk well, you can use a seat that offers more space.

  • In the tram, two seats are reserved behind the driver.
  • In the bus, these seats are located near the front. You can recognize them by the sticker.

Toilet facilities

Some metro stations have toilets for the disabled persons or toilets that are wheelchair-accessible.

  • Blijdorp - wheelchair-accessible
  • Rotterdam Central - wheelchair-accessible
  • Dijkzigt - accessible to the disabled
  • Leuvehaven - accessible to the disabled
  • Nesselande - wheelchair-accessible
  • Parkweg - accessible to the disabled
  • Pernis - accessible to the disabled
  • Schiedam Centre - accessible to the disabled and wheelchair-accessible
  • Town Hall- accessible to the disabled
  • Troelstralaan - accessible to the disabled
  • Tussenwater - accessible to the disabled
  • Vijfsluizen - accessible to the disabled
  • Wilhelminaplein - accessible to the disabled