Subway-push deaths prompt calls for sliding platform doors to boost safety

If you’ve taken the subway chance are you’ve done it: Peaked out onto the subway tracks to see if your train is coming. Some commuters walk an even finer line along the yellow caution strip… living life out on the edge.

But after Sunando Sen was pushed to his death while waiting for the 7 train last week. It was the 54th death on the subway system tracks this year.

In light of the latest subway push death, Queens lawmakers want improvements to commuters safety, like cameras that actually work, and sliding doors to separate riders from the tracks.

Queens lawmakers want improvements to commuters safety, like sliding doors to separate riders from the tracks.

State Senator Jose Peralta and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer say enough is enough.

That’s why the two Queens lawmakers want improvements to commuters safety, like cameras that actually work, and sliding doors to separate riders from the tracks.

And with several of these precautions already in place in other cities, straphangers agree it’s time to bring them to New York to ensure a safe commute.

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