Platform screen doors (PSDs) are used in some of the world’s leading underground rail networks including London, Hong Kong and Paris. This will be the first time the technology has been used in Melbourne.
The platform screen doors are aligned with the doors of the train and they open and close automatically when trains arrive at and depart stations. They improve passenger safety and boarding times, help manage the station environment and improve tunnel ventilation.
We are installing more than 2km of platform screens in the Metro Tunnel. Each of the new stations will be fitted with 60 platform screen doors. They will be made of toughened glass. There will be clear entry markings to make it easy for passengers to know where to wait for their train.
Testing of this new technology is currently underway at a train depot in Pakenham East.