Platform screen doors: More protection and comfort on the platform.

Urban travellers have a choice; mass transit systems compete with easily accessible ‘above ground’ options such as trams, buses and taxis. Knorr-Bremse Platform Screen Door Systems transform the passenger environment and make mass transit systems much more attractive.

Our Platform Screen Door Systems...

  • Increase safety
  • Greatly enhance platform architecture
  • Create safer, cleaner and quieter platforms
  • Minimise dwell times
  • Are a key enabler of automatic train operation (ATO)
  • Provide enhanced passenger information and entertainment


David Jeske PSD Business Manager

Hampton Park East
Westinghouse Way
SN12 6TL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1225 898700
Cellphone: +44 7583 694453

Images: Crossrail Ltd.
Images: Crossrail Ltd.

Our projects

You can trust Knorr-Bremse to deliver your project because we have a proven track record. We were the first organisation to install a heavy metro platform screen system in Singapore in 1987, and since then, we have successfully delivered over 40 projects around the world. Today, cities around the world are served by Knorr-Bremse Platform Screen Door Systems, including:

  • Beijing
  • Brescia
  • Copenhagen
  • Dubai
  • Guangzhou
  • Paris
  • Hong Kong
  • Makkah
  • London
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Thessaloniki


PSD brochure
[PDF, 7.2 MB]

Platform Screen Doors (PSD)

  • Full height screen work
  • Full height systems offer the ultimate in platform enhancement
  • Civil interface is at the platform and ceiling level
  • Train noise is suppressed
  • Economical air conditioning of the platform is possible
  • Can be fitted new and retrofitted
  • Optional digital enhancements, including media walls, Wi-Fi and dynamic lighting
  • Built in blast protection

Platform Edge Doors (PED)

  • Screen work 2.3m to 2.5m high (typical)
  • Allows free flow of air for platform ventilation
  • Civil interface at platform level only
  • Can be fitted new and retrofitted
  • Optional digital enhancements, including media walls, Wi-Fi and dynamic lighting

Platform Safety Gates (PSG)

  • Screen work 1.3m to 1.7m high (typical)
  • Allows free airflow for ventilation
  • Mounted directly onto finished floor
  • Rapid installation
  • Can be fitted new and retrofitted
  • Optional digital enhancements, including media walls, Wi-Fi and dynamic lighting

Both new and retrofit

Knorr-Bremse have the capability to deliver Platform Screen Door Systems for both new build and existing platform environments. We have experience of successful new build and retrofit projects around the world.

A Comprehensive service package

Our skillset is all-inclusive. From creating a concept to manufacture, through to installing and maintaining your system, we do it all.

  • Concept and Design
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing and Testing
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Whole Life Support, including Remote Monitoring
  • Project Management


  • Specifically designed for rail applications
  • Can be installed on new build platforms or retrofitted to existing platforms
  • Modular build and installation
  • ‘Plug and play’ control systems
  • Suitable for underground, external and elevated stations
  • Emergency escape doors
  • Platform door operation synchronises with train door operation
  • Additional passenger information and advertising potential
  • Choice of materials for construction
  • Enhanced passenger information and entertainment


  • Improved passenger safety
  • Enhanced, cleaner and quieter station environment
  • Operational efficiency enhanced
  • Improved station patronage
  • Minimise dwell times
  • Key enabler of automatic train operation


  • Low energy consumption
  • Reduced tunnel ventilation and loss of air conditioning effect
  • Long service life
  • Low life cycle costs
  • High availability
  • 99% of construction materials and 100% of delivery packaging is reusable and/or recyclable

Digital enhancements for new and existing systems

Knorr-Bremse offer a range of digital and safety enhancements for Platform Screen Door Systems, both during installation and for existing systems, which we can upgrade at your request. These enhancements include:

Dynamic lighting

Located above and around doors, changes in intensity and brightness, to clearly highlight and approaching train, in addition to the boarding and disembarkation area

Dynamic status displays

Usually located directly above doorways, can detail next train information, network status, time, date, emergency messages and a host of other information and all in real time


Digital, real time monitoring of the health of the platform screen doors to optimise availability

Media screens

Located along the platform screen door system, carrying advertising content and earning revenue for the operator. Content can be remotely controlled

Public address systems

Hi-definition speakers integrated into the platform screen system to deliver operator announcements; another major safety feature


Delivered through the platform screen system allowing metro users internet access underground

Whole life support

We provide ‘whole life’ support for all our systems, anywhere in the world, through our dedicated service organisation,
Knorr-Bremse RailServices.

Our team of experts are responsible for maintaining systems on some of the busiest metros in the world, including London’s Jubilee and Elizabeth lines.

In addition to ensuring original levels of Knorr-Bremse safety, performance and reliability are maintained, RailServices also offer the latest Knorr-Bremse modernisation and digitalisation expertise, advice and upgrades to existing systems.

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