I don't like the idea of expecting all disabled passengers to swim upstream against everyone getting off a train. I'm sure it would also create a fair bit of confusion, especially for non-regular users.CRail wrote:Nonsense. Let the 'mobility aided' and snot generator carts access the center platform and stand out of the way of the herd while the outer platforms hold the masses who will otherwise prevent smooth disembarking. Plus, by delaying the opening of outer platform doors you give everyone a chance to get to the door without being ambushed by folks who seem to think getting on the train sooner means getting home sooner. Anything that helps the flow of people helps the flow of trains.deathtopumpkins wrote:That idea is a non-starter, since Park St Under only has an elevator on the center platforms.
Additionally, the issue I personally have with the idea of relegating boarding passengers to the side platforms and exiting passengers to the center platform is the differences in egress between them. If you're going from southbound red to either direction of green, for example, you do NOT want to exit on the center platform - you want to exit onto the side platform, so you can then go straight up the wide stairs onto the green line platforms - not squeeze your way up a narrow staircase, and then through the narrow passages around the faregates. That would seriously slow down the transfer process, and the center platform staircases CANNOT handle the crush loads of people.