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MTA Eyes Laser Sensors For Tracks After Rash Of Subway Deaths

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MIDTOWN — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is exploring rigging subway platforms with “intrusion technology” that would sound alerts when someone steps onto the tracks, in the wake of a series of high-profile subway deaths in recent weeks.

The deaths have sparked renewed interest in potential protections to keep straphangers safe, ranging from laser sensors connected to alarms, to platform screen doors, like the ones seen in some European cities and used on airport shuttles, including the JFK AirTrain.

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