Selective Train Door Opening (4)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What criteria are used when determining whether to allow selective door opening at a particular station?


Answer for Selective Train Door Opening (4)

Answer for Selective Train Door Opening (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Selective door opening is used at stations where the platform is not long enough for all doors on the train to open safely.

Where selective door opening is in use, it is important that passengers on the train are able to move towards doors that they can use to alight. Therefore how busy the trains are likely to be, the number of doors that would need to be kept closed, and whether the train is walk-through are all factors that will help determine whether selective door opening is appropriate.