Management & Operations

N.Y. testing 'intrusion' system to save people who fall on subway tracks

Posted on August 13, 2014

NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been testing several “track intrusion” detection systems at a secret location — featuring thermal imaging cameras, laser-beam transmitters and other high-tech tools intended to alert the motorman if someone falls on the tracks, the New York Daily News reported.

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The tests have gone so well, transit executives now expect to begin installing one or more of the systems in subway stations during the 2015-2019 capital program, officials told the Daily News.

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