An increasingly accessible mobility at the heart of the agreement between ATM and Ledha

An increasingly accessible mobility at the heart of the agreement between ATM and Ledha

ATM Group and Ledha - the association representing several organizations working to support the rights of people with disabilities -, consolidating a long-standing collaboration, have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their commitment to promoting the right to accessibility and transport for people with disabilities and reduced mobility, also in view of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The protocol between ATM and Ledha envisages periodic technical working tables to share experience and know-how with the aim of developing concrete solutions for improving transport accessibility and training courses for the staff working with customers.

Promoting an inclusive mobility is one of the cornerstones of ATM Sustainable Policy. The company commitment concerns the entire transport network: today all urban buses and the most recent M3, M4 and M5 metro lines are 100% accessible. On the M1 and M2 metro lines, dating back to the 1960s, the plan of interventions established by the Municipality of Milan and ATM is ongoing, envisaging to equip with lifts and stairlifts all the stations. With a total investment of 21 million euros, works will start soon on 9 stations, in parallel with the renewal of the tram and trolleybus fleet. Access to real time information is also a key leverage to support passengers before and during their journey. ATM provides dedicated tools, among which the Infoline informing customers on routes and the online platform ‘Information without Barriers’, with real time updates on the operation of lifts and stairlifts on the metro lines.

The agreement with Ledha follows the ‘Declaration of Lecco’ promoted by UITP and signed by ATM in 2023, stating that freedom of movement is a human right and personal mobility must be guaranteed to all, as public transport is a vector of social and environmental policies and values in that it connects places and people and promotes social and economic development.

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