Subway Trains

digitalbeachbum's picture

After three deaths in New York with people falling on the tracks it makes me wonder why engineers can't come up with a bunch of sensors which will slow and stop the oncoming train. I mean serious? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that sensors in the landing area would detect movement then send a signal to the train telling it to slow down. Then as they train comes in to the station, sensors on the front of the train would stop it completely if a person or object was detected.

 

I thought this was such a good idea I sent off an email tot he Mayor's office of NYC and I got a typical response back "thanks, we will take it under advisement".

 

 

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Vastet's picture

Takes too long. They'd have

Takes too long. They'd have to slow subways down and add more. Which would increase the monthly bill and get people to where they're going slower.
The current setup is the best I think. Just stand with your back to the wall until the train stops and you'll be fine.
Most people who go on the tracks are suicidal and would just jump off a bridge instead anyway, so it wouldn't make much difference.

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digitalbeachbum's picture

Vastet wrote:Takes too long.

Vastet wrote:
Takes too long. They'd have to slow subways down and add more. Which would increase the monthly bill and get people to where they're going slower. The current setup is the best I think. Just stand with your back to the wall until the train stops and you'll be fine. Most people who go on the tracks are suicidal and would just jump off a bridge instead anyway, so it wouldn't make much difference.

I never understood the people who go right up to the line. I mean, really? Are you in that much of a hurry?

I still think some kind of safety system would help. You could put a button down there or a switch. Push it if you are in danger. Or maybe a fire alarm type of switch up top too so that other people can pull it to stop the train.

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Here's an interesting clip

Here's an interesting clip from Japan.