Door Systems for New and Rebuilt Passenger Cars


This standard contains the minimum requirements for door systems and door system operation on new and rebuilt rail passenger cars.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-CS-S-012-02 Rev. 2 2/4/2022 Published Current
APTA PR-CS-S-012-02 Rev. 1 3/22/2004 Published Superseded


doors, door systems, emergency evacuation


This standard provides uniformity regarding doors, doorways and door systems for new and rebuilt rail passenger cars. Doors provide the primary emergency egress/access path, as well as the convenient, safe entrance and exit for normal boarding, detraining and passing between connected cars.

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