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Metropark Station: Hybrid Beacon Enhances Safety for Pedestrians - Device is activated by Pedestrian at Crosswalk - May 30, 2012

A new hybrid beacon, designed to provide an extra measure of safety for pedestrians who cross Route 27 on their way to and from Metropark Station, has been installed at Magnolia Road/Route 27 and will be activated on Wednesday, May 30.   

A crosswalk at the beacon leads to an ADA-compliant ramp to the westbound station platform, where stairs and an elevator provide access to the eastbound platform and station waiting room.

The beacon includes an array of three lights, two lights side-by-side above a single light.  These lights control vehicular traffic.  The beacon also includes signals that control pedestrian traffic, like most traditional traffic signals, and provides pedestrians with audible cues to wait or walk. The pedestrian signal features a countdown clock indicating when motorists will get the signal to proceed.

View Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon symbols here.