Proposed Rule

Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Front-End Strength of Cab Cars and Multiple-Unit Locomotives

  • 01
  • Aug
  • 2007
DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-25268
SUBJECT: Crashworthiness - Passenger Equipment
KEYWORDS: Crashworthiness, Locomotives
ABSTRACT: FRA is proposing to further the safety of passenger train occupants by amending existing regulations to enhance structural strength requirements for the front end of cab cars and multiple-unit locomotives. These enhancements would include the addition of deformation and energy absorption requirements specified in revised American Public Transportation Association (APTA) standards for front-end collision posts and corner posts for this equipment. FRA is also proposing to make miscellaneous clarifying amendments to current regulations for the structural strength of passenger equipment.