MTA Considers Partitions on Subway Platforms

The agency had considered installing the protective barriers in the past, but the idea never came to fruition

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    The MTA is considering a new safety measure on subway platforms.
       
    According to the Daily News the MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on subway platforms to prevent riders from falling to the tracks. The move follows two recent incidents in which passengers were fatally pushed to the tracks while standing on platforms.

    On Thursday, a woman allegedly pushed an unsuspecting man to his death in front of an oncoming No. 7 train at a Queens subway station.

    Naeem Davis, a 30-year-old deli worker, was recently arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly pushing Ki-Suk Han, 58, off a  Midtown subway platform to his death on Dec. 3. Han was struck by a southbound Q train at the 49th Street station in Manhattan.

    Fifty-four people died on subway tracks in 2012, the MTA says. The agency had considered installing the protective barriers in the past, but the idea never came to fruition.
        
    Cities like London and Paris already have doors along subway platforms that are designed to protect passengers.
     

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