NFPA 130: Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
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What is NFPA 130?
NFPA 130: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall cover life safety from fire and fire protection requirements for underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems, including but not limited to stations, trainways, emergency ventilation systems, vehicles, emergency procedures, communications, control systems, and vehicle storage areas. 1.1.2 Fixed guideway transit and passenger rail stations shall pertain to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations. This standard establishes minimum requirements for each of the identified subsystems. 1.1.3 This standard shall not cover requirements for the following: (1) Conventional freight systems (2) Buses and trolley coaches (3) Circus trains (4) Tourist, scenic, historic, or excursion operations (5) Any other system of transportation not included in the definition of fixed guideway transit (see 3.3.52.1) or passenger rail (see 3.3.52.2) system (6)*Shelter stops 1.1.4 To the extent that a system, including those listed in 1.1.3(1) through 1.1.3(6), introduces hazards of a nature similar to those addressed herein, this standard shall be permitted to be used as a guide.
This standard specifies fire protection and life safety requirements for underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems. Official document scope
What does NFPA 130 address?
Topics covered include stations, trainways, emergency ventilation systems, vehicles, emergency procedures, communications, control systems, and vehicle storage areas. Provisions pertain to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 130, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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Report on Proposals (ROP)
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