Unusual platform light.

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wintower
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Unusual platform light.

Post by wintower » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:21 pm

Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)

AlKaLI
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by AlKaLI » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:36 am

Believe it is for Wi-Fi. My home station, Seaford, now has two blue lights. There are at each end of the platform.

Kelly&Kelly
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:24 am

We don't make this stuff up.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/how-bl ... e-epidemic" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2019012 ... n-stations" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 2712005873" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Of course the FRA has problems with the blue lights and they are being installed with no regard to their obstruction of fixed signals' visibility. But that's another story.
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SwingMan
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by SwingMan » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 am

The first appeared quite randomly at the east end of the platform at Seaford station. This light also happened to line up with the Eastbound Color Light Signal leaving Wantagh Interlocking on Montauk No. 1 Track to where it can kind of throw you off as far as the aspect to the signal if you happen to be going east on Montauk No.1 Track.

Seaford and Woodside have been hot spots in recent incidents for whatever reason. I'm sure they'll start popping up elsewhere soon.

mirrodie
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by mirrodie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:28 pm

Interesting. And yet in eye care, blue light from all the digital devices we use may lead to blinding eye disease such as macular degeneration...
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Kelly&Kelly
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:08 am

Yesterday, the Signal Department covered the blue lights with traffic cones.

BuddR32
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by BuddR32 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:48 am

Any one have a picture of said blue lights?

wintower
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by wintower » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:40 pm

...and now there is a light on the east end of platform "A" in Woodside.

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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by nyandw » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:08 am

Kelly&Kelly wrote:We don't make this stuff up.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 05873...Of" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; course the FRA has problems with the blue lights and they are being installed with no regard to their obstruction of fixed signals' visibility. But that's another story.
K&K: You are so correct. Here's the conclusions of the "study" at sciencedirect that was linked:
Results: Our regression analysis shows that the introduction of blue lights resulted in a 84% decrease in the number of suicides (CI: 14–97%). Limitation
The analysis relies on data from a single railroad company and it does not examine the underlying suicide-mitigation mechanism of blue lights.
Conclusion:As blue lights are easier and less expensive to install than platform screen doors, they can be a cost-effective method for suicide prevention.

Sad... More internet nonsense posted.

wintower
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by wintower » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:55 pm

wintower wrote:Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)
...and now there are 2 on the east end of platform "B".

wintower
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Re: Unusual platform light.

Post by wintower » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:14 pm

wintower wrote:
wintower wrote:Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)
...and now there are 2 on the east end of platform "B".
...and now all west end platforms at Woodside have lights.

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