Funiculars - Safety Requirements
|Publication Date:||1 January 2004|
This document establishes a standard for the design, manufacture, construction, operation, and maintenance of funiculars for passenger transport.
Funiculars typically have following characteristics:
- carrier capacity over 20 passengers;
- maximum operating speed over 300 feet per minute (1.5 meters per second);
- complex guideway that may contain curves, variable inclinations and a passing zone;
- direct operator supervision.
There are other types of transportation systems that utilize similar characteristics such as Incline Elevators (see ASME A17), Automated People Movers (see ASCE 40193), etc. The authority having jurisdiction, using information from the manufacturer and owner, shall specify any or all provisions of this standard that apply to the funicular.