Thu 23 May, 2013 07:59 pm
What are these 'gates' called in English countries? I'm not sure whether there're equivalents in English countries, but it's function is like this: crossing these 'gates' will require swiping Octopus cards to pay the fare; after taking the train, the passenger will have to swipe his card again to cross the 'gates' once more.
This is very local: each city may have its own method of referring to these. I suspect the most common term is "turnstiles" or "ticket turnstiles," even in jurisdictions (as shown in the photograph) where nothing actually turns.
Yeah. I call them and heard others call them turnstiles (simply because that's what their previous renditions were called) though these are modern (nonturnstile shaped) updated versions.
I'd forgotten the term turnstile. Turnstiles are common here, but will you find it strange if I call them GATES?
I had forgotten the term turnstiles too.
Maybe subway gates but I've never been a big city person.
Gates, I think.
Maybe loosely, "barrier".
example: I used my ticket to get through the barrier. (more correctly, the gate in the barrier).
I'd only use the term "turnstile" for a turning type of gate. We use those at football (soccer) grounds.