Source: ZICLA

Improved accessibility at the Jeanne d’Arc bus station in Toulouse thanks to the Vectorial® system.

PROJECT NAME:Improving accessibility at the Jeanne d’Arc bus station.
CITY:Toulouse, France.
LOCATION:Jeanne d’Arc bus station.
INSTALLATION DATE:November 2022.

During the summer of 2022, the Jeanne d’Arc bus station in the city of Toulouse was closed for accessibility improvement works. Thanks to Tisséo (the transport operator for the city of Toulouse), the Jeanne d’Arc station was able to reopen in November 2022, ensuring the safety and accessibility of all travelers.

Needs and aims of the project.

The aim of this project has been to ensure that buses make their stops in accordance with the accessibility regulations. It is important to bear in mind that this is a temporary phase pending completion of a definitive urban development project.

In fact, adapting to this temporary condition was one of the most important factors to be taken into account, as the complete remodeling of the bus station is scheduled for 2026. Another key factor has been the limited load capacity of the station floor, which has a car park and subway infrastructure underneath.

For all these reasons, it was essential that the chosen solution be reversible, light and modular.

Proposed solution: the Vectorial® system.

To meet all these criteria, Tisséo chose the Vectorial® system platforms in the island configuration to be installed in station’s seven bays. In addition, the modularity, the possibility of customizing the color and the surface of the modules, the reversibility and the fact that it is a 100% recycled and recyclable product were determining factors for Tisséo to finally opt for this solution.