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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has installed a yellow It is important to be aware of the safety measures that are in place.Barriers in a Subway stationReduce “intrusions”, onto the rail tracks.
The bright yellow barriers form part of a pilot safety program monitored by New York City Transit(NYCT), a program that the organization will study, and if successful, scale up.
In a press release, MTA CEO Janno Liebr said that the project is still in its experimental phase. “We will be monitoring the barriers closely to determine if they are effective in deterring track intrusions while not interfering with passengers’ circulation. If they pass, we’ll be ready to deploy them widely.”
The metal barriers are scattered along the length and width of a station. They are located directly next to support columns, just before the yellow tactile stripe that lines the edge of a platform.
They block the remaining space between columns and leave half the gaps open to reduce the risk of commuters falling, being pushed or entering the tracks below.
The first batch was installed in an Uptown ManhattanStation at 191 St., with plans to install a remaining test fleet at Coney Island Station, a Downtown Station Brooklyn, a third location that has not yet been determined, and a forth location that has not yet been determined.
The following is the program. 2022 MTA ReportThis study looked at the reasons for track intrusions, as well as possible solutions to prevent it. It cites pushing commuters, suicide, intoxication and mental illness.
“Safety in the subway system is something that customers consistently cite as a core driver of their satisfaction and is a top priority for us at New York City Transit,” said NYCT president Richard Davey.
This pilot program helps us determine the most efficient ways to keep subway passengers safe and focused on reaching their destination while also addressing track invasion.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority took the photographs.