Emergency Lighting System Design for Passenger Cars


This standard specifies the minimum performance criteria for the design of the emergency lighting system for passenger rail cars.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-E-S-013-99 Rev. 2 06/06/2023 Published Proposed for CFR Citation
APTA PR-E-S-013-99 Rev. 1 10/07/2007 Published 49 CFR §238. 115(b)(1) (2013)


emergency lighting, independent power source (IPS), normal lighting, standby lighting


This standard requires that each passenger rail car be equipped with emergency lighting that facilitates the ability of passengers, train crew members and emergency responders to see under conditions of darkness when the normal lighting power source is unavailable and move within, through and out of the passenger car.

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