Barriers on trial to get PMD users to dismount at Woodlands MRT

Aim is to deter cyclists, e-scooter riders from barrelling through station

A man riding his personal mobility device through a gap in the metal barriers, which were set up to get riders to dismount inside the Woodlands MRT station compound. SMRT is trialling the use of such barriers to improve safety for commuters. ST PHOTO
A man riding his personal mobility device through a gap in the metal barriers, which were set up to get riders to dismount inside the Woodlands MRT station compound. SMRT is trialling the use of such barriers to improve safety for commuters. ST PHOTO: TOH TING WEI

Users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) will be forced to dismount within Woodlands MRT station, as part of a trial by SMRT to improve safety for commuters.

The train operator has put up metal barriers to deter e-scooter users and cyclists from barrelling through the concourse area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'Barriers on trial to get PMD users to dismount at Woodlands MRT'. Subscribe