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FRA announces final rule for rail emergency plans

Posted on December 2, 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a new Final Rule intended to further help with the evacuation of passengers and crew members in the event of a rail emergency

Among the provisions, the rule requires that vestibule and interior passageway doors on passenger cars be fitted with removable panels and windows to allow passage if the doors do not open and to provide for manual override in opening doors. 

It also requires floor or low-level lighting marking exit paths to assist passengers in reaching and operating emergency exists, particularly under conditions of limited visibility. 

Further, the FRA is adding standards to ensure that emergency lighting systems are provided in all passenger cars and strengthening requirements for the survivability of emergency lighting systems in new passenger cars.

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