Increased importance of public transport systems
Day in, day out, several hundreds of millions of people all over the world use public transport systems. Within a metropolis, this is usually the only cheap and efficient way to get from one place to another. Considering the rapidly escalating individual automobile traffic and congestion in big cities, public transport systems appear as an increasingly attractive alternative, and this trend poses a major challenge with regard to the existing infrastructures.
This evolution makes new demands on the rail-bound mass transit:
Growing metropolises require increased transport capacities
Fatal and serious accidents call for higher safety levels
The passengers expect enhanced safety and convenience
To increase the efficiency and reliability of their transport systems, metro operators switch to automatic and driverless train system requiring automated safety barriers.
Platform screen doors are thus absolutely essential in order to safeguard the security and comfort of the passengers.