Platform Safety & Security

Safety of high-speed rail platforms is being designed to meet and exceed current national standards for train stations. Industry experts work to design platforms that will increase passenger and employee safety.

A train approach warning system, tied to the signaling system, will alert passengers to approaching trains. High-speed rail platforms will be elevated and include solid interlocking barriers to prevent passengers from entering the track area.

Modern train security allows for a less intrusive experience for passengers compared to other forms of transportation, such as air travel. 

High-speed rail platforms will focus on passenger loading and unloading for trains. Amenities such as bathrooms and vending machines will be available in the stations outside of the platform area, eliminating hidden locations. Platforms will be for ticketed passengers only, and they will only be allowed access to the platform area shortly in advance of their departure time. This will increase security and ensure a smoother flow of pedestrian traffic.

Illustration with a high-speed train crossing diagonally through the scene, a satellite, radar, and tower are communicating with the train; vehicles are parked at gates which are blocking the track as the train passes; an operator is monitoring conditions from computers.

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