Barcelona tests vertical platform screen doors (Metro-Report)

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Barcelona public transport operator TMB is to undertake what it says will be the first test of vertical platform screen doors on a metro network, with doors supplied by STraffic of South Korea to be installed at Can Cuiàs station on Line 11 during the second half of 2018.

The doors will each comprise three panels forming a barrier 1 800 mm high, lifting upwards to enable passengers to board or leave the train. According to TMB, much wider screen apertures are possible than with horizontal doors, removing the need for trains to stop in a precise location and enabling doors to be installed on lines which operate a variety of rolling stock.

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