Platform doors and track-intrusion technology discussed by MTA

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The message is simple: stand back from the platform edge.

The MTA has been studying other possible options to keep riders from the tracks. Those include the installation of platform doors, which are in use along the JFK AirTrain and at some newer systems.

A contractor has been hired to evaluate the possibility. There are 468 stations in the New York City system and they are not all designed the same. The cost has been estimated to be $1 billion.

The MTA is moving ahead with the pilot project that is testing technology that detects if someone is on the tracks.

Around 151 people are hurt by a train on the tracks every year. Most of the fatalities are suicides. In the past few years, 3 people have been pushed on to the tracks.

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