STASY for the injury of the 6-year-old: The gap between the train and the platform is within the prescribed limits

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An announcement about the accident that happened at midnight last Monday when a 6-year-old girl was injured by falling into the space between the train and the platform at Monastiraki station was issued by STASY SA.

According to the mother’s statements, the specific gap was characterized as a “death trap”, complaining that her 6-year-old daughter might have been electrocuted while a young man helped to free her.

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The administration of the STASY in its announcement initially wishes the 6-year-old a good recovery, stating that the station master offered the child first aid and requested the assistance of the EMS.

Regarding the gap between the train and the platform, which is larger than usual due to the curvature of the station, the company reports that it is within the prescribed international permissible limits while all the necessary safety and information measures have been taken with continuous audio and visual messages and presence of two stationmasters at the docks. The administration also assures the passenger public that there is no risk of electric shock from the electric rod, as it is not on the side of the train’s disembarkation door.

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The entire STASY announcement is as follows:

On the occasion of the incident of the injury of a child, which occurred at midnight last Monday at Monastiraki station and highlighted by the media, the Administration of STA.SY. first wishes the 6-year-old girl and his family a speedy recovery.

The reaction of the staff of STA.SY. it was immediate, with the shift manager offering the child first aid and requesting the assistance of the ambulance.

Regarding the gap that exists between the train and the platform at the Monastiraki station of Line 1, STA.SY. clarifies that it is within the prescribed internationally permissible limits and that it has taken all the necessary safety and information measures for passengers. The gap is due to the curvilinear shape of the platform and was reduced as much as possible during the reconstruction of the station in 2004. The increased gap is a “forced” phenomenon found in highly curved station platforms and more often in older European Underground networks (London, Berlin ).

With continuous audio messages on the platforms, as well as inside the train before disembarking, passengers are warned of the gap and asked to be careful. In particular at Monastiraki station, 2 station masters, one on each platform, supervise the disembarking and boarding of passengers, as well as the smooth departure of the train, assisting the driver in the safe closing of the doors. In addition, at the station in question there are floor markings in Greek and English on the platforms, warning of the gap between the train and the platform, while special stickers have been placed on the doors of all trains.

Finally, ST.SY. assures the passenger public that there is no risk of electric shock from the electric rod, as it is not on the side of the train’s disembarkation door.

Source: Capital

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