Recommended Practice

Selection of Wheels for Passenger Applications


This Recommended Practice specifies the minimum requirements for a rail car door threshold to platform edge gap safety management program (gap safety management program). The goal of this standard is to reduce injuries to railroad passengers resulting from the vertical and horizontal gap between the edge of the station high level platform and the rail car door threshold as passengers enter or leave the car.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-M-RP-013-06 02/15/2007 Published Current


wheel design, thermal cracking, transit, commuter



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