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DART to install between-car barriers to rail platforms

Posted on February 5, 2020

DART's new barriers will help prevent injuries from occurring between vehicles. DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will soon begin installing candlestick-type barriers on all 64 light rail station platforms to prevent injuries from occurring between vehicles.

The new barriers alert visually impaired riders that the space between the cars is not a door opening, thereby deterring them from entering the area and causing injury. They also warn individuals from inadvertently stepping off the platform between the coupled cars.

On January 28, DART’s Board approved a contract with Impact Recovery Systems, Inc., of San Antonio, to provide the equipment for four locations on every DART platform.

Workers will soon begin installing a total of 256 barriers at approximately six inches from the edge of the warning strip, with an anticipated completion date of July 31.


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