The MTA is seeking a contractor for constructing one of the first ever subway’s platform barriers that are very usual in the transit system across the world. After having studied active designs and locations, the officials at MTA are recommending an automated platform gate, which will be 4 ½ feet high on the Third Ave of L-line station, in Manhattan.
The aim is to develop more customer safety that was said by the NYC Transit contractor executive; Steve Plochochi, at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Meeting on Monday. He said that these barriers would prevent individuals from leaping or falling into the path of the train, and it will also keep litter bugs away from throwing fire-sparking trash on the tracks.
One of the board members of MTA, Charles Moerdler thanked the officials for deciding in testing the life-saving equipment after he has yelled about platform doors for years.
The contract will be for 20 months and will go to a single agency for designing, maintaining, and building the platform barrier. Crews will begin with the building work when the station stays closed for 15 months starting from the month of April of 2019.