• NYC's subway system announces testing of platform/train doors (fwd)

    From danny burstein@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 23 18:36:08 2022
    After decades of saying this is impossible, they've
    just announced they'll be testing out automatic
    sliding doors at three stations:

    [ny post]

    MTA to test shove-preventing barriers at three NYC subway stops

    Subway platform barriers will be tested at three stations in Manhattan and Queens, MTA Chair Janno Lieber said on Wednesday.

    The new shove-preventing barriers will be installed at Times Square on the 7 line, Third Avenue on the L line and Sutphin Boulevard/JFK Airport at the end of the E line, Lieber said during an appearance on NY1.

    Lieber and his team previously studied and ruled out platform doors as part of the MTA's current capital improvement plan. That changed after the January 15 murder of Michelle Go, who was pushed onto the tracks in the Times Square station by a mentally ill homeless man.
    rest: https://nypost.com/2022/02/23/mta-to-test-shove-preventing-barriers-at-nyc-subway-stops/

    Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
    [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)