Metro employees are installing safety bollards on MetroLink station platforms starting this week.
The bollards are positioned in front of the gaps between train cars and are designed to help prevent passengers, especially visually-impaired riders, from falling off the platform onto the tracks. They are spring-loaded so they could be rolled over in an emergency.
Metro engineers tested several different types of barriers at Brentwood, Civic Center and other MetroLink Stations last fall. Installation should be finished by early summer so if you see these bright yellow additions to the platform, realize it is to help better protect transit riders.