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Saronno Train Station Disability AccessEdit

Hi Do you know if the Saronno Train station has either a ramp or Lift or an escalator. We are over 70 years old but not in a wheel chair, we do find stairs very hard. Asked by: 01:22, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

The station is operated by FerrovieNord. On their web site I found this page in Italian which has a link to this map which is supposed to show the accessibility (to people of reduced mobility) of the stations on their Milan section. Unfortunately it does not show any symbols to indicate that any of them are accessible! Maybe this means that the company's entire Milan section has no elevators at stations! As to escalators, I looked at some photos of the station here and didn't see any pictures that showed any. This map of the station shows where you get between the platforms and the underground passages, but does not show how. So far I'd guess that there are only stairs, but I could be wrong. Sorry. -- 04:24, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
The fourth PDF file on the first webpage linked above (labelled Ramo Milano) does indeed show accessible stations, and Saronno is shown as one of them - look on page three. The station has the green wheelchair symbol (mobilità autonoma in stazione), which would imply to me that a wheelchair user can get from the street to the train without assistance, either via ramps or lifts. There is also a telephone number at the bottom of the same page on that PDF for further information about accessibility on their network. You could ring them to confirm the accessibility of the station, though of course the person on the other end may not speak English.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 07:40, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh! Do you know what I missed? I only looked at the first page of the PDF, which was a duplicate of the map I linked. In some places they would have put the wheelchair symbols on that map, so I didn't think to look for another page. Thanks! -- 19:09, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
I'm in Italy at the moment. I see a fairly poor state of repair in train stations, so you should be prepared for the possibility of lifts being out of service. Ground Zero (talk) 08:33, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Showpiece for 1960s architectureEdit

Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is widely regarded as a showpiece for late 1950's architecture. Are there any places which are showpieces for late 1960's architecture? Asked by:  Eat me, I'm a red bean (talk, contribs) 01:05, 10 December 2019 (UTC)