Station platform-railcar threshold gap study by Anton J. Reichenberger

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Published by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Rail and Construction Technology, Available through NTIS in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .

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  • Architecture and the physically handicapped,
  • Transportation,
  • Physically handicapped,
  • Terminals (Transportation),
  • Design and construction

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StatementA.J. Reichenberger (Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Engineering Center)
SeriesReport / Transportation Systems Center -- DOT-TSC-UMTA-82-4, Report (Transportation Systems Center) -- DOT-TSC-UMTA-82-4.
ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Rail and Construction Technology, Transportation Systems Center, Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Engineering Center
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Open LibraryOL25845117M

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This article addresses two critical safety issues that affect passengers using subway and commuter rail platforms: Platform-to-railcar horizontal gap and Platform-to-railcar vertical National Safety Council ranks falling second only to automobile injuries as the nation's leading accident cause.

All pedestrian falls begin with a slip or a trip and must be taken seriously, as they can. • Passenger cars = 10’ wide at threshold • 10’ divided by 2 = 5’ • 5’ 8” minus 5’ = 8” gap All Railroads must also prevent accidents caused by trains striking the platform.

To do this, we strive to maintain a 5 foot 8 inch space from the centerline of track to the platform edge, which generally results in a gap. The gap between train and platform has been found to be a major cause of fatality in railway stations since the beginning of passenger railways.

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