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The design of railway stations includes the consideration of emergency evacuation requirements.These are written in NFPA 130, a standard of the National Fire Protection Association. If astandard is faulty or inappropriate in any way, the flaw has far reaching consequences. The Code130 is an example of a flawed code. As such it deserves our immediate attention andimprovement. The code fails to properly measure egress rates from deep stations. The paperreviews the reasons for this and indicates corrective action.

Subject(s): Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Risk and Uncertainty

Issue Date: 2006-03

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

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Total Pages: 5

Record appears in: Transportation Research Forum > 47th Annual Transportation Research Forum, New York, New York, March 23-25, 2006

Author: Landow, Herbert L.


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