Prepare stations throughout the UK are set to be radically redesigned in a bid to chop the variety of suicides, based on plans being drafted by Community Rail.

Tube-style platform-edge doorways, new lighting, seating that faces away from the tracks and extra limitations will kind a part of a brand new blueprint to cut back the variety of individuals taking their lives at stations.

Different proposals being checked out embrace infra-red beams to alert station employees to individuals close to the top of the platform, flashing stud ground lighting and painted crosshatching to discourage these contemplating taking their very own life from ready in remoted components of the station.

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Ready rooms or bogs midway alongside platforms would additionally go beneath steerage requiring clear sight traces for railway employees alongside your complete size of the station.

The blueprint, to be revealed in April, will initially be advisory however may grow to be necessary if modifications to stations aren’t made.

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Prepare operators, who handle nearly all of stations on the UK’s rail community, are understood to be supportive of measures to enhance station design.

Ian Stevens, head of suicide prevention at Community Rail, stated changes to coach stations could sound insignificant however may nonetheless save lives.

“In case you flip station seating at proper angles to the observe, probably suicidal passengers have the obtained to make the choice to show 90 levels and stroll in the direction of the railway,” he instructed The Impartial.

“Now that will sound utterly insignificant, however it’s important, as a result of we all know the extra types of intervention we are able to put in someone’s means, the much less seemingly they’re to take their very own life.”

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50/50 11 November 2018

Prince Charles, and President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier face the Cenotaph throughout the Remembrance Sunday ceremony on Whitehall in London. On the 100th anniversary of the World Conflict I armistice, the day’s occasions mark the ultimate First World Conflict Centenary commemoration occasions hosted by the UK Authorities

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Among the many most eye-catching measures into account are screens alongside the size of platforms that forestall entry to the observe till a prepare has pulled right into a station.

The limitations are in use on the London Underground’s Jubilee Line and are prone to be advisable for new-build floor stations throughout the UK, though the burden and dimension of the doorways restricts the place they are often put in.

Platform-length doorways are in use on the Jubilee Line however might be rolled out to floor stations (PA)

Mr Stevens stated restricted modifications could be made to present stations – both as a result of they have been listed buildings or due to the quantity of individuals utilizing them – however that new construct stations would see extra radical redesigns.

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“On the high finish of the vary are platform edge doorways, such as you get on the Jubilee Line, as a result of we all know that they’re very efficient, however we can not retrofit them on this nation as a result of lots of our platforms can’t help the burden,” he stated.

“Equally, a number of the platforms are so skinny that these doorways take up area and also you cut back the quantity of individuals that may cross via that platform, and that turns into a security danger. 

“However for brand new construct stations you can begin to advocate all types of issues.

“We’d additionally be sure to had unrestricted sight traces; lots of outdated stations have buildings half means up them, they’ve ready shelters within the center, and naturally these are areas that folks can disguise behind ready to leap out from.

“We will even have platform finish gates, so individuals can’t stroll off the top of platforms.”

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The brand new plan, to be unveiled within the spring, will dispense with some measures already being trialled at stations, together with blue lighting pioneered in Japan.

It’s stated to have a relaxing impact that may cut back the quantity suicides and a examine of the lighting in use at 14 Japanese stations discovered the quantity suicides fell by 74 per cent.

Nonetheless a subsequent evaluate forged doubt on how efficient it was, and Community Rail has stated there are no plans to utilize the lighting throughout the UK community.

“The one nation that’s even contemplating it’s Canada, however that’s in its infancy,” stated Mr Stevens.

“There are different derivations of that expertise that we are able to use although, akin to blue flashing studs within the platform just like the crimson studs in use on the Washington DC metro.”

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There have been 237 suicides on the rail community in 2016/17, 15 fewer than the earlier 12 months.

The UK has traditionally had one of many highest charges of railway suicides in Europe.

Final 12 months Community Rail launched its “small speak saves lives” marketing campaign to encourage members of the general public and station employees to intervene in the event that they consider somebody is considering ending their life on the rail community.

Community Rail has skilled 16,000 workers in how you can assist once they concern somebody is feeling suicidal and has partnered with the Samaritans to deal with the issue.

The marketing campaign encourages passengers to note potential warning indicators, akin to an individual standing alone, trying distant or withdrawn or staying on the platform for a very long time with out boarding a prepare.

The next organisations are contactable for help:

Thoughts.org.uknhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealthmentalhealth.org.uksamaritans.org