When the doors open things get difficult for a moment.
Disembarking passengers work like a cork, stop the outgoing flow.
- On which side will the doors open?
Train commuters know this questions.
Experienced travellers know on which side the platform will appear and queue up for the right door.
- Meanwhile at the platform the departing passengers are eager to rush to get a seat.
Use doors at both sides
It is quite a change.
- Train stations will have platforms on both sides of a rail track.
- Platforms on both sides will have the same number.
But... the national railways will get something in return:
shorter stops, transport of more passengers in the same time with the same equipment and staff.
Tip: Use this idea at
airports to make money.
Short aircraft turnarounds
are worth millions.
Smart thinking, there at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. They are all there.
- On arrival the door on the far side of the main station entrance will open first.
Experienced passengers, the majority during rush hour, know which side opens first.
They align the stream, even before arrival.
The boarding passengers will avoid to walk a few extra meters.
Coming from the main station entrance they will group at the first platform with the right number.
The stream of disembarking passengers will start to move as soon as the doors open.
- As soon as the train has sufficient space the other doors will open for the incoming stream.
The last disembarking passengers and the first embarking passengers walk in the same direction.
Till next week,