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Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby famcrown » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:45 am

Is there a good reason why on track 1 they can't platform 8 cars and open all doors on 8 cars? They only open 6.  On Track 2, 8 sets of cars doors open and track 1 has just about the same room with space until the gate back there. 

Today with crowded trains from earlier Jamaica suspension, it was ridiculous that they couldn't open 8 cars  of crowded train on track 1.  This is safer, having people walkup on moving train as cars shift side to side?
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby inthebag » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:56 am

They used to open up more cars until the gap lawsuits started rolling in.
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby famcrown » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:40 am

However, on that platform, in that sapce, there is no gap for cars 7 and 8 on track 1. There is no reason why they shouldn't open those doors. New regulation should apply on an individual platform basis.
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby inthebag » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:41 pm

The east door of the 8th car probably has a gap that is larger than whatever they deem safe.
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby SwingMan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:12 pm

In a day and age where people are becoming less responsible to their own personal awareness, the safe thing would be to keep the rules as they are. When people fall in said gap, a greater portion than not will not take responsibility for their own actions.
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby onorclose7 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:43 am

The gap on the eastern most car has a big gap on track one. The curve is the opposite way on track two therefore there is no gap. If you are in such a hurry to depart the train, why don't you get on in the front?
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby RailTrek » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:47 pm

onorclose7 wrote:The gap on the eastern most car has a big gap on track one. The curve is the opposite way on track two therefore there is no gap. If you are in such a hurry to depart the train, why don't you get on in the front?


"Crowding" up front is a reason why so many got hurt when the train hit the bumper at Atlantic Terminal a couple of months ago. I have a number of thoughts on this.

First - Lets not all forget that the ONLY REASON why the gap issue became one, is because an under-age, drunk young woman, who was the daughter of a U.S. representative from Minnesota fell in between the gap and the platform. Despite being told by many screaming people to stay down, she got up and was unfortunately killed by the train.

Second. Atlantic Terminal would be a prime candidate for gap filling moving platforms. Atlantic Terminal is climate controlled, which is an essential part to employing this technology.

Third - Not opening all of the doors does create a potentially dangerous situation, such as with the bumper hit, where panicked riders, cannot get off the train, causing them to use emergency exits, which cause more damage.

Fourth. Time - As we all who MUST commute to and from work know, time is of the essence, and even a one minute delay adds up over time. When you ride the train 260 days a year, those minutes mean something.
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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

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Re: Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn Platform- Won't platform

Postby onorclose7 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:38 am

Dining car waiter? I'm a lot more qualified than that.
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