SNCF designs train door to look like a monster in bid to boost safety

Photo: SNCF Transilien.
Photo: SNCF Transilien.

Operator SNCF Transilien has had a novel idea to increasing passenger safety in France.

On the Île-de-France région’s suburban rail network, the train company has revealed a specially designed train that has a red “monster” liveried on its train doors.

Photo: SNCF Trasilien.
Photo: SNCF Trasilien.

The monster’s jaws are separated once the train is at a station but as the doors close, the jaws – and teeth – come together, discouraging passengers from making a last ditch attempt to jump aboard and potentially risking getting themselves or an item of luggage stuck.

A spokesperson for SNCF said that the experimental design, based on psychosocial study, has helped to change passengers behaviours.

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