Don't people board there every afternoon when trains go into service for the PM peak?
OK, I know I am one of those who has commented but I think we have established that the second platform at Davisville is used from time to time. Let's get back to UNION STATION!Yeah, but it's not that often.
Mostly with trains going into service or going out of service at Davisville is when that platform is used.
I've never actually experienced it myself.
Permanently closing off one side of the centre platform is probably safer in the absence of platform screen doors - you can handle crush loads without having to worry about people spilling over to the tracks on the other side.
And if I remember the Union Station drawings, at least some (if not all) of the staircases and escalators will be relocated southward closer to the glass wall so that there is more room on the platform near the trains.
OK, I know I am one of those who has commented but I think we have established that the second platform at Davisville is used from time to time. Let's get back to UNION STATION!
Instead of a wall it should be a platform door that never opens. But in the case of an emergency that option would be available.
There goes the plan to have a quasi-Spanish solution.Or, far more likely, it could be used in the case of severe crowding on the (rather narrow) south platform. Operators could open the doors to the old platform first to encourage people to exit through that side, before opening the south side doors to load.
But in any case, it's too late now, the design has placed stairwells in front of many of the doors. The benefit these provide probably exceeds the benefits of the added flexibility anyway.