Topic : rail platform safety

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DART to install between-car barriers to rail platforms

Rail| February 5, 2020

Barriers will alert visually impaired riders that space between cars is not a door opening and warn others before stepping off platform.

D.C. Metro plans multiyear project to reconstruct 20 station platforms

Rail| May 9, 2018

Will use extended shutdowns during summer months-rather than single tracking-to provide 24-hour access to work sites.

Security and Safety | November 16, 2016

Subway deaths lead N.Y. MTA to discuss doors, 'controllers' for platforms

Members of the New York MTA board revived talks about installing the equipment after a recent uptick in train deaths — some deemed suicides and others the result of people being pushed.

Security and Safety | October 19, 2016

Man dies after being trapped by subway doors

A 36-year-old man was dragged and killed by a departing subway train, after he got trapped between the platform door and the train at Gimpo International Airport Station in western Seoul, on Wednesday morning.

Rail| August 6, 2014

Rail commuters tilt train to free trapped man

The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the gap between the carriage and the station.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Commuters tilt train to free trapped man

People power used to free a man who was trapped between the platform and a train at a Perth station. (ABC News Australia video)

Management & Operations| July 23, 2014

Ingenious signs reveal where to get a seat on Dutch train

A 590-foot-long LED screen that hangs above the train platform uses intuitive color-coding and symbols to show exactly where to stand to make boarding easier once the train arrives
Rail| February 19, 2014

"Kevin and the Train" - MTA subway platform safety PSA

Rail| September 5, 2012

Wis. to seek ADA waiver for train platform redesign

Although federal rail officials show no signs of yielding, Gov. Scott Walker's administration may be gambling on the possibility that a Republican will be in the White House by the time the issue is decided.
Rail| July 16, 2010

Long Island RR "Gap Rap" video targets platform gap safety

Other actions include installing more than 121,000 linear feet of one-inch platform edging board at LIRR stations to help reduce the horizontal gap.

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