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Re: Another problem on (L) train @ Bedford Av

Posted by MATHA531 on Sat Mar 24 15:12:47 2012, in response to Another problem on (L) train @ Bedford Av, posted by Gold_12TH on Fri Mar 23 23:03:19 2012.

I will say it again...the platform at Bedford is a between the tracks platform (is that called an island platform?). It is too narrow. No matter what people say, it is time to begin constructing fences between the platforms and the tracks with moval gates to prevent this sort of thing from happening. It is not prohibitively expensive as would be full sized barriers a la the air train. I was in Paris this past summer riding the #1 line and the gates are in. Are they aesthetically pleasant. No. Do they do the job? Yes.

But then again there is this culture of no can do that has pervaded the NYC Transit system for decades. Count down timers? No, not necessary. A modern smart card fare collection system? No, not necessary tokens or an outdated metrocard system will do. Now simple protectie gates? I can name dozens of platforms that are simply too narrow where it wouldn't take a big outlay to do. No, they won't protect against somebody intent on doing themselveds in jumpng over them (I know that would be prohibitively expensive) but simple chain fences with doors that open when train arrives in the station (and they don't have to coincide with the doors of the train...they are automatically opened when the train enters the station and closed when the doors close. Don't tell me they're not practica. OF course they're pracdtical and necessary.


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