Security and Safety

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

Posted on November 16, 2016


NEW YORK CITY — Members of the New York MTA board revived talks about installing platform doors after a recent uptick in train deaths — some deemed suicides and others the result of people being pushed, reported AMNewYork.

An MTA board member pitched the idea of installing platform doors at some of the busiest stations in part as a way to cut down on the number of deaths, while another member said pitched the equipment as a means to cut back on overcrowding, the report said.

Ronnie Hakim, the MTA New York City Transit president, said that platform doors could “present some feasibility challenges for the transit authority,” which include the unique features of train cars and station platforms, according to AMNewYork. For the full story, click here.

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