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Old 06-30-2018, 04:43 AM
 
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To prevent people from falling on the tracks? Only Barcelona’s newest lines have that. The MTA would like to test platform barriers.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/26/mta-de...ntown-station/
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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I don't think ceiling to floor is absolutely necessary, but I think barriers that are at least up to height of the average adult makes sense.

These platforms can be really slim and they can actually allow for safer max capacities at stations. They also generally prevent garbage pile up on the tracks a lot better.

Obviously, things like signal upgrades are more important, but I'd say that not putting in platform doors when you have something like the L train shutdown in Manhattan happening is foolish.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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St. Petersburg, Russia's metro has had platform doors with walls right up to the ceiling for decades.



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Old 06-30-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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Main reason for floor to ceiling would be to make it possible to air-condition the station. Since the A/C's never going to work if the MTA is running it, why bother?
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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We have enough issues to fix and solve and no money to do it. We can't even think off such luxuries as this right now.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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We have enough issues to fix and solve and no money to do it. We can't even think off such luxuries as this right now.
Air conditioning might be a luxury, but if you're talking about the constant delays and state of repair of the subway system as issues that need to be fixed, then this isn't really a luxury. Literal garbage fires from garbage on the tracks are actual contributors to delays. When someone falls or goes onto the tracks and trains start backing up, those are real repercussions.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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The MTA has more important things to spend it's money on. From a capital standpoint, they should be doing nothing until they get the signal system replaced.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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Perhaps we can just shut down the subway system entirely, and have people be taking above-ground buses, where they'll be likelier to get hit by cars.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:07 PM
 
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The MTA has more important things to spend it's money on. From a capital standpoint, they should be doing nothing until they get the signal system replaced.
That I disagree with even if the MTA were to decide not to do platform to ceiling barriers. There's more to upgrading and maintaining the system that the issues with the signals, and yes they system still needs expansion and other projects such as Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway and Penn Station Access/Metro North are already underway/funded. The state just passed a bill allowing eminent domain for Airtrain LGA, and a study is supposed to come out this summer on reactivating the Rockaway Beach LIRR.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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That would nice for the below street level stations to improve safety. But the MTA has other improvements it needs to make to the system first and everything costs money. Riders don't want to pay huge fare increases for things that improve service pretty much immediately.
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