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 like 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.
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Security elements like Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras with continuous recording allow personnel to monitor and record actions on platforms 24 hours a day.
Visual and audio warnings will give notice to passengers with different abilities.
Pedestrian overpasses will allow passengers to cross platform sides without the risk of crossing tracks.
Surface Tactile Strips
Platforms will feature tactile strips and visual and audio devices to produce warnings for passengers of different abilities.