Type7trolley wrote:As for the "filtered air conditioned air" the HVAC blowers are hurting more than helping at that point. Those filters do not eliminate smoke and the system will continue drawing outside air in, quickly polluting the car and likely making it worse than the platform, the car being a confined space. Buildings are required to have smoke detectors in HVAC ducts for this reason, to shut the system down in case of a smoke condition.
Red Wing wrote:Chicago's CTA has emergency releases for the doors and they are 3rd rail territory. They also keep the doors unlocked between the cars so you can get away from issues easier.
KevinSun242 wrote:And in response to the person calling it vandalism and why the T doesn't call the passengers out on it, they did do this a while back. Joe Pesaturo went out and said during another smoke incident that the passengers should not have kicked out the windows and that they never were any danger. That ended up being a PR disaster.
Yellowspoon wrote:Why doesn't the T cover the 3rd rail? Especially within the Park Street Red Line station? With platforms on both sides of the trains, the 3rd rail must be right under one platform. I've always been concerned that a patron will fall onto the 3rd rail from the platforms.dieciduej wrote:... By the way NYC MTA cars are the same way for emergency exits on cars and they have 3rd rail coverboards.
Backshophoss wrote:Believe the 3rd rail is not a paddle design but a shoe that hangs on "links",like CTA does on Chicago's EL trackage.
BandA wrote:So coverboards could be used in underground stations. Also, wouldn't coverboards prevent ice buildup on the 3rd rail? You could also use a system in stations where 3rd rail is deenergized when a train is not above it.
Rockingham Racer wrote:Umm, seems some sort of announcement would be helpful in that situation, wouldn't it? You know--tell the passengers what's going on
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