Evacuation safety of passenger trains

Tuula Hakkarainen, Terhi Kling, Esko Mikkola, Antti Paajanen, Simo Hostikka

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    Evacuation safety of passenger trains has been studied as a part of the TRANSFEU (Transport Fire Safety Engineering in the European Union) project [1]. The main objective of the project was to develop a fire-safe, performance-based design methodology to efficiently support the standardisation of European surface transport, including trains, ships and buses. In particular, TRANSFEU investigated the toxicity effects of fire effluents generated under dynamic conditions on passengers and crew in railway applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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