Topic : track fires

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Practice is Key for Incident Response on Rail Systems

| October 25, 2017

Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency...

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

Management & Operations| July 19, 2017

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

Rail| August 9, 2016

N.Y. MTA unveils extensive track cleaning plan

Sustained effort to keep the tracks clean includes two-week track cleaning blitz at all 469 subway stations and new cleaning equipment.

Security and Safety | December 29, 2015

Key D.C. Metro fire position running out of funding

A fire department position within Metro, created after the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza in January, could end this spring if the region does not find new funding for it.

Management & Operations| August 6, 2015

Trash can free rail station pilot yields positive results in N.Y.

The pilot stations have seen a reduction in trash volumes, rodent activity, as well as several other benefits. While the number of track fires at the pilot stations have remained neutral, the rate of track fires at the pilot stations is currently lower than the rate at stations with trash cans.  

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