Emergency Egress/Access for Rail Transit Vehicles


This standard specifies the design requirements for emergency egress and access systems for new rail transit vehicles.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-VIM-S-023-12 09/28/2012 Published Current


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This standard was developed to establish minimum design requirements for emergency egress/access systems intended to provide emergency exit capability for passengers and crew and emergency access capability for emergency response personnel in a life-threatening situation as a result of an accident, incident or environmental situation involving the vehicle or right-of-way.

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