WMATA - Metro begins automatic door testing

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WMATA - Metro begins automatic door testing

Post by JDC » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:34 pm

Metro released a press release detailing its efforts to return to automatic door opening. https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Releas ... esting.cfm
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Re: WMATA - Metro begins automatic door testing

Post by Sand Box John » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:05 pm

It should be noted the automatic train protection subsystem that prevented wrong side or off platform door openings, be it automatically or manually, was also disabled because of a reliability issues. Many of the wrong side or off platform door openings that have occurred during the period time manual door opening has been done would likely have never happened had this subsystem not been disabled because the subsystem was not malfunctioning 100 percent of the time.
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Re: WMATA - Metro begins automatic door testing

Post by davinp » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:33 am

Currently, operators delay opening the door 5 seconds to make sure the doors open on the right side.
Also, you may have noticed that on the 7000 series, they have a longer delay opening the doors, while the cars check to make sure everything is working properly.
Metro hopes to have the automatic door system running by the end of the year

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