Operator SNCF Transilien has had a novel idea to increasing passenger safety in France. On the Île-de-France région’s suburban rail network, the train company has revealed a specially designed train that has a red “monster” liveried on its train doors. The monster’s jaws are separated once the train is at a station but as the doors close, the jaws – and teeth – come together, discouraging passengers from making a last ditch attempt to jump aboard and potentially risking getting ...
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