In response to an accident in which a visually impaired man fell from his home and died at a subway station in Tokyo, Tokyo Metro voiced that the door would not close until it was put into operation when installing a new platform door to prevent it from falling. It was decided to thoroughly implement measures to prevent recurrence, such as notifying at.
On November 29, at Toyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line in Koto Ward, Tokyo, a visually impaired man in his 60s fell from his home and was hit by a train and died.
At the station, a platform door was installed to prevent the train from falling, but it was under construction and was not in operation, and the door did not close even when the train entered the platform.
In response to this accident, Tokyo Metro has decided to take thorough measures to prevent recurrence, such as notifying passengers by voice that the door will not close until it is put into operation when installing a new platform door to prevent it from falling.
At Ueno Station on the Hibiya Line, work will begin after 1:00 am after the last train, and 35 platform doors will be carried by subway cars with audio equipment installed, and workers will install them on the platform. did.
According to Tokyo Metro, it is necessary to construct electrical equipment, so the platform doors will start operating at Ueno Station in late March next year.
Of the 180 stations on the Tokyo Metro, 37 stations do not have platform doors, so we plan to install them at all stations by March 2026.