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MTA Is Adding Platform Screen Doors To Their Three Stations To Make Subways Safe And Secure

Abdul Ghani

The MTA is continuing to build a new pilot program that will make the subways significantly safer. The installation of folding screen doors in up to three subway stations is part of a $100 million project.
MTA Train.Photo byPiotr OsmendaonUnsplash

Similar to the JFK AirTrain barrier doors, which only open and close when the train is in the station, these barrier doors will be employed as well.

88 individuals died on the railroads last year. Some, as a result of their jump. Others, as a result of their slide. Then there are those who were pushed, like Michelle Go.

Emine Ozsoy was pushed into a moving train in the Upper East Side just last month, and as a result, she became paralyzed and was on the verge of dying. Subway users responded favorably to the decision to proceed with the platform doors.

The NYC Transit System Has 472 Stations

The New York City Transit System has 472 stations, but only 128 of them can accommodate platform doors. Additionally, it is anticipated to cost a staggering $6.5 to 7 billion. That sum exceeds what it would have cost to construct the Second Avenue Subway as it is now.

Every day, more than 3,5 million people use the metro. Three people have been forced onto the tracks so far this year, according to the NYPD. The question of whether or not this is a good solution is still open given the cost to simply install these doors in a small number of stations.

The 7 train at Times Square, the L train at 3rd Avenue, and the E train at Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue in Queens are the three stations that will have these gates installed.

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