Developments in the field of public transport
The world’s various public transport systems are used by hundreds of millions of people every day. This mostly applies to large metropolitan areas where people need to move quickly and conveniently from one place to another. The explosive growth of individual car ownership is making public transport more and more attractive, but placing enormous loads on existing infrastructure.
This development supposes new challenges for short-distance rail transport:
- Growing metropolitan areas need greater transport capacity
- Fatal and serious accidents are creating a demand for better safety
- Passengers expect more safety, security and comfort
- Metro operators, in their desire for greater efficiency and reliability, are deploying automated train systems that make use of platforms with automated safety barriers as a vital way of guaranteeing passengers’ safety and comfort.