Timed egress requirements for transit and passenger rail station evacuation as described in NFPA 130

Robert C. Till, Wan Ki Chow

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This paper provides an overview of the timed egress model for fixed guideway transit and passenger rail stations described in NFPA 130. First, the paper discusses the method for determining evacuations of station populations. It then discusses how the egress capacity for the station is determined. Finally, the method used to determine the time it takes to evacuate the station is discussed. The reader is referred to NFPA 130 2003, Appendix C, for specific guidance as to how to perform these calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume112 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2006
Event2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 200528 Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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