DART Will Be Safer With the Candlestick Maker

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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DART will soon begin installing candlestick-type barriers on all 64 light rail station platforms.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will soon begin installing candlestick-type barriers on all 64 light rail station platforms to prevent injuries from occurring between vehicles.

The new barriers aim to alert visually impaired riders that the space between the cars is not a door opening—thereby deterring them from entering the area and causing injury—and also warn individuals from inadvertently stepping off the platform between the coupled cars.

On Jan. 28, 2020, DART’s Board approved a contract with Impact Recovery Systems, Inc., of San Antonio, to provide the equipment for four locations on every DART platform.

Workers will soon begin installing a total of 256 barriers at approximately six inches from the edge of the warning strip, with an anticipated completion date of July 31.

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