Recommended Practice

Chain Link, Mesh, or Woven Metal Fencing Systems to Control Access at Transit Facilities


This Recommended Practice provides guidance for chain link, mesh and woven metal fencing systems used to control access at revenue and nonrevenue transit facilities.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SIS-RP-004-10 02/01/2010 Archived Superseded
(See related documents)


access control, analysis, assessment, chain link, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), fencing systems, gate, landscaping, lighting, mesh, security, threat and vulnerability, woven metal


Chain link, mesh, and woven metal fencing systems are components of access control systems. They define boundaries, channel access and egress, provide visual barriers, support security and safety, and deter and delay intrusion and trespassing. Many styles of chain link, mesh and woven metal fencing systems
are available to the public transportation industry, ranging from very high-security expanded metal mesh to more conventional and cost-effective chain link and woven metal fencing systems.

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