Percentage of MTR stations with barrier-free access between ground levels and platforms

Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 18.42 41.86 40.91 40.91
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
% 52.27 61.22 65.31 68.00 73.58 77.36 85.88 86.59
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
% 89.29 89.29 98.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Operational Definitions
The percentage of Mass Transit Railway stations which include at least one barrier-free access for disabilities passengers to access from ground levels to platforms. (Barrier-free access includes lift, stair lift, wheelchair aid, ramp, and some station concourses are connected with the ground levels at the same level.)
All figures are collected from Transport Department since 1981.
Due to the merge of operations of MTR and KCRC on 2 December 2007, they have provided separate figures for both former MTR and KCR systems in 2007.

The main barrier for passengers with disabilities in using MTR old lines, including KTL, TWL and ISL, is the access link from street level to platform. The new railways like AEL, TCL and TKL are with step free independent access design between the street (ground) level and the platform and hence with no such problem of access.

For the figures in 2007, 3 interchange stations (Mei Foo, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong) are counted twice under MTR network as well as KCR network. For the figures in 2008, the 3 vstations are counted once only under MTR network.
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