Sounds like a good idea.
The MTA may install sliding mechanical doors on subway platforms so riders can’t fall, jump – or get pushed to the tracks.
The metal-and-glass doors would be part of a barrier along a platform’s edge and would open only after a train stops at the station, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority document shows.
The system would help prevent tragic incidents, like the Sunday morning death on the L train tracks of 24-year-old Brendan Mahoney in Brooklyn, officials said.
And it would protect riders from killers like Andrew Goldstein, the mental patient who shoved 32-year-oldKendra Webdale to her death in front of a speeding N train beneath Madison Square Park in 1999.
In 2009 alone, 90 people were struck by trains – and 40 died, NYC Transit stats show. “We are very early in the process of looking at the possibility of installing platform doors that would go a long way toward enhancing passenger safety and station appearance,” MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said.
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