Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
  by wintower
 
Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)
  by AlKaLI
 
Believe it is for Wi-Fi. My home station, Seaford, now has two blue lights. There are at each end of the platform.
  by Kelly&Kelly
 
We don't make this stuff up.
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 2712005873" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Of course the FRA has problems with the blue lights and they are being installed with no regard to their obstruction of fixed signals' visibility. But that's another story.
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  by SwingMan
 
The first appeared quite randomly at the east end of the platform at Seaford station. This light also happened to line up with the Eastbound Color Light Signal leaving Wantagh Interlocking on Montauk No. 1 Track to where it can kind of throw you off as far as the aspect to the signal if you happen to be going east on Montauk No.1 Track.

Seaford and Woodside have been hot spots in recent incidents for whatever reason. I'm sure they'll start popping up elsewhere soon.
  by mirrodie
 
Interesting. And yet in eye care, blue light from all the digital devices we use may lead to blinding eye disease such as macular degeneration...
  by Kelly&Kelly
 
Yesterday, the Signal Department covered the blue lights with traffic cones.
  by BuddR32
 
Any one have a picture of said blue lights?
  by wintower
 
...and now there is a light on the east end of platform "A" in Woodside.
  by nyandw
 
Kelly&Kelly wrote:We don't make this stuff up.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 05873...Of" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; course the FRA has problems with the blue lights and they are being installed with no regard to their obstruction of fixed signals' visibility. But that's another story.
K&K: You are so correct. Here's the conclusions of the "study" at sciencedirect that was linked:
Results: Our regression analysis shows that the introduction of blue lights resulted in a 84% decrease in the number of suicides (CI: 14–97%). Limitation
The analysis relies on data from a single railroad company and it does not examine the underlying suicide-mitigation mechanism of blue lights.
Conclusion:As blue lights are easier and less expensive to install than platform screen doors, they can be a cost-effective method for suicide prevention.

Sad... More internet nonsense posted.
  by wintower
 
wintower wrote:Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)
...and now there are 2 on the east end of platform "B".
  by wintower
 
wintower wrote:
wintower wrote:Anybody know what the unusual colored platform light is for on the east end of platform "C" in Woodside? (A mix of light purple/light pink) Two were erected last Wednesday and sometime Thursday the light on the west end of the platform was removed. (An orange bollard is in its spot on the west end.)
...and now there are 2 on the east end of platform "B".
...and now all west end platforms at Woodside have lights.