WIT Press


The Application Of Selective Door Opening Within A Railway System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040161

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

250 kb

Author(s)

K. Chan & D. Turner

Abstract

In an environment of continuing railway improvement, a new UK Railway Standard mandates the implementation of an automatic Selective Door Opening (SDO) system where the length of the station platform cannot accommodate the length of the train. The aim of the SDO system is to prevent passengers exiting the train via doors without a platform present, which could potentially result in an injury or fatality. The basic function of the SDO system is to only permit those train doors to open that are safe for passenger egress onto the station platform. There are two distinct types of SDO system: Manual and Automatic. Manual SDO systems rely solely on the train crew to provide safe door opening at any particular platform. Automatic SDO systems make use of an on-board train control system to decide which doors are safe to be opened when demanded by the train crew. This paper explor

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