If I Could Redesign People’s Square Metro Station – Part II

Thursday, November 19, 2009 4:03
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Following up from the post last week, If I Could Redesign People’s Square Metro Station, I thought I would put forward another design change.

Far easier than the previous one, which I admit would probably require money and time on the magnitude that could only be justified by a double dip recession, this one is cheap (I think) as it is an operational item.

Using the above pictures for reference, one of the things that I have been most bothered by is the fact that every time the train pulls into a station with barriers (added to prevent people from being pushed or jumping into the tracks), the barriers open first, which creates a forward momentum on the platform before the car doors open. Watching this from inside the car, it is a clear sign that those trying to get off are going to be in for a fight.

So, my proposal is to simply reverse this process by opening the car doors first, and then the barriers. Force those on the platform to either stay put, or to take a step back as they prepare for those on the train to take the first steps.

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3 Responses to “If I Could Redesign People’s Square Metro Station – Part II”

  1. Kai says:

    November 19th, 2009 at 7:01 am

    LOL! It’s the small things that matter, and this one is promising. Rich, go pitch it to the right people! A fellow Shanghai resident awaits your report of success!

  2. Rich says:

    November 19th, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Thanks Kai.

    I’ll let you know if I am able to track someone down!


  3. Bai says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I think that is the system of Line 5 Beijing now~or at least that is what I think they are trying to do, although most of the time, both doors open simotaniously.