Locking of passenger coach doors against inadvertent or intentional opening during running has been decisively improved during recent years. The most important improvement involves the introduction of an electromagnetic door locking system which has been installed as a standard feature on rapid transit vehicles since 1971 and on express train coaches since 1976. Retrofitting programmes for older coaches are presently under way in combination with a centralised door closing facility, this system affords an almost absolute protection of the passenger against falling from a running train. Following an introductory analysis of the causes of accidents and a description of previous safety precautions, the paper describes the design and performance of the electromagnetic door locking system for double hinged doors and hinged sliding doors.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • MANSON, H L
  • Publication Date: 1979-12


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 430-434
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 103
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM