In the wake of a disastrous tunnel fire in 1972, Japanese National Railways undertook actual train fire tests, first on open line and then in a tunnel. Extensive instrumentation was installed on the car in which fire was ignited and in the adjacent cars. Determined were relation between train speed and fire conditions, difference between ordinary and fire-resistant cars and the conditions existing in cars adjacent to the car on fire. It has been concluded that even a substantial fire on a train running in a tunnel can be countered by evacuating passengers to other cars, continuing to operate until the train is in the open, but that other problems remain to be solved.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tanaka, T
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-6
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  • Accession Number: 00148581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM