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T Matsubayashi, Y Sawada and M Ueda
Abstract
Railway and metro suicides constitute a major problem in many parts of the world. Japan has experienced an increase in the number of suicides by persons diving in front of an oncoming train in the last several years. Some major railway operators in Japan have begun installing blue light-emitting-diode (LED) lamps on railway platforms and at railway crossings as a method of deterring suicides, which is less costly than installing platform screen doors. However, the effectiveness of the blue lights in this regard has not yet been proven.
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Suicide, Platform screen doors, Third rail, Scientific method, Java, Rail transport, Rapid transit, Railway platform
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