Metro to expand red warning lights
Metro will swap the white lights along the platform edge that blink when a train is approaching for red LED ones at 14 stations, on top of the 24 or so stations that have gotten them in recent years. It says the red ones are more visible and thus safer, and that the energy efficiency of the LED lights will save it $100,000 per year.
The lights are a warning to the visually impaired and others, at most stations accompanied by the safety mechanism referred to in Metro literature as "Platform Edge Bumpy Domes." Metro last October identified the absence of those raised strips at some stations as a safety deficiency, and said installing them was a priority.
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