NFPA 130: Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems

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Take the fast track to safety for rail systems. Stay up to code with NFPA 130: Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems.

NFPA 130 specifies fire-protection and life-safety requirements for underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems, including:

  • Stations
  • Trainways
  • Emergency ventilation systems
  • Vehicles
  • Emergency procedures
  • Communications and control systems

The downloadable NFPA 130 PDF has been changed from the last edition to feature:

  • Revised, consolidated and more consistent chapters on Stations and on Trainways
  • A new chapter with guidance on locating electrical requirements
  • Improvements to Annex C Means of Egress Calculations
  • Updated information for various definitions, interior finish requirements, and flammable/combustible liquids intrusion

NFPA 130 pertains to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations. To help safeguard the railways you oversee, order your copy today. (Softbound, 65 pp., 2014)

NFPA® 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems 2014 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Units and Formulas
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General
4.1 Fire Safety of Systems
4.2 Goals
4.3 Objectives
4.4 Assumption of a Single Fire Event
4.5 Shared Use by Freight Systems
4.6 Fire Scenarios
4.7 Noncombustible Material
4.8 Fire-Life Safety System Integrity
Chapter 5 Stations
5.1 General
5.2 Construction.
5.3 Means of Egress
5.4 Fire Protection
Chapter 6 Trainways
6.1 General.
6.2 Construction
6.3 Emergency Egress
6.4 Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Chapter 7 Emergency Ventilation System
7.1 General
7.2 Design
7.3 Emergency Ventilation Fans
7.4 Airflow Control Devices
7.5 Testing
7.6 Shafts
7.7 Emergency Ventilation System
7.8 Power Supply for Emergency Ventilation Systems
Chapter 8 Vehicles
8.1 Applicability
8.2 Compliance Options
8.3 Equipment Arrangement
8.4 Flammability and Smoke Emission
8.5 Fire Performance
8.6 Electrical Fire Safety
8.7 Ventilation
8.8 Emergency Egress Facilities
8.9 Protective Devices
8.10 Vehicle Support and Guidance System
8.11 Engineering Analysis Option
Chapter 9 Emergency Procedures
9.1 General
9.2 Emergency Management
9.3 Emergencies
9.4 Emergency Procedures
9.5 Participating Agencies
9.6 Operations Control Center (OCC)
9.7 Liaison
9.8 Command Post
9.9 Auxiliary Command Post
9.10 Training, Exercises, Drills, and Critiques
9.11 Records
9.12 Removing and Restoring Traction Power
Chapter 10 Communications
10.1 General
10.2 Operations Control Center (OCC) and Command Post Relationship
10.3 Radio Communication
10.4 Telephone
10.5 Portable Telephones and Lines
10.6 Public Address (PA) System
10.7 Portable Powered Speakers (Audiohailers)
Chapter 11 Control and Communication System Functionality, Reliability, and Availability
11.1 General
11.2 Train Control
11.3 Functionality, Reliability, and Availability of Control Systems
Chapter 12 Wire and Cable Requirements
12.1 General
12.2 Flame Spread and Smoke Release
12.3 Temperature, Moisture, and Grounding Requirements
12.4 Wiring Installation Methods
12.5 Fire-Resistive Cables
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Ventilation
Annex C Means of Egress Calculations for Stations
Annex D Rail Vehicle Fires
Annex E Fire Hazard Analysis Process
Annex F Creepage Distance
Annex G On-board Fire Suppression System
Annex H Informational References