Managing Step-Gap Risk
Different step and gap dimensions can create different risks to passengers. For example:
• Smaller step and gap dimensions can cause tripping hazards as people may not notice the difference between the footstep and platform.
• Large step and gap dimensions can increase the risk of passengers falling between the train and platform. They can also make it difficult for people to board and alight the train safely, especially passengers with impairments, children or luggage.