Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
|Publication Date:||18 July 2003|
This standard shall cover fire protection requirements for passenger rail, underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit systems, including trainways, vehicles, fixed guideway transit stations, and vehicle maintenance and storage areas, and for life safety from fire in fixed guideway transit stations, trainways, vehicles, and outdoor vehicle maintenance and storage areas.
Fixed guideway transit stations shall pertain to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations. This standard establishes minimum requirements for each of the identified subsystems.
This standard shall not cover requirements for the following:
(1) Conventional freight systems
(2) Buses and trolley coaches
(3) Circus trains
(4) Tourist, scenic, historic, or excursion operations
(5) Any other system of transportation not included in the definition of fixed guideway transit system (see 18.104.22.168)
To the extent where a system, including those listed in 1.1.3(1) through 1.1.3(5), introduces hazards of a nature similar to those addressed herein, this standard shall be permitted to be used as a guide.