From the NY Post:
The MTA is considering installing technology that would alert officials if a person is on subway tracks, the agency’s chief said yesterday.
Called “intrusion detection,” the system would use sensors to determine whether someone is in danger of getting hit by a train.
Alarms would go off at the Rail Control Center, which could tell train operators to brake, acting MTA chief Thomas Prendergast said.
Another option is to install a light on the platform that would flash when someone is on the track.
He dismissed a $1 billion proposal to install sliding doors that would separate riders from the tracks.
“There are technological issues we would need to overcome,” he said at the MTA’s transit committee meeting yesterday.
In 2012, 141 people were hit by trains — and 55 died.
Of those deaths, 38 percent slipped or fell, 23 percent went on the tracks intentionally, usually to fetch property, and 4 percent were pushed.