Sliding Doors

New York City Subway (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Officials May Revisit Plan To Install Barriers On Subway Platforms

In the wake of the second recent incident in which someone shoved a fellow passenger off a subway platform and left him to be killed by a train, New York City transit officials said they might give more thought to install sliding doors on some platforms.

12/29/2012

A worker stands in front of a train on a platform at a newly-opened subway station - Beijing, China - Dec 30, 2010 - Photo: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images

Sliding Doors Could Make NYC Subway Platforms Safer

Last year, subways killed 40 people in New York City. In the future, sliding mechanical doors at the platform’s edge could save lives, preventing people from falling, jumping, or getting pushed.

02/01/2011