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Tentative Interim Amendment

NFPA® 130

Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems

2017 Edition
Reference: 6.3.3.6, 6.3.3.7, 6.3.3.9. A.6.3.3.5, and A.6.3.3.8
TIA 17-1
(SC 18-4-7 / TIA Log #1354)

Pursuant to Section 5 of the NFPA Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, the National Fire Protection
Association has issued the following Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and
Passenger Rail Systems, 2017 edition. The TIA was processed by the Technical Committee on Fixed Guideway Transit and
Passenger Rail Systems, and was issued by the Standards Council on April 10, 2018, with an effective date of April 30, 2018.

A Tentative Interim Amendment is tentative because it has not been processed through the entire standards-making
procedures. It is interim because it is effective only between editions of the standard. A TIA automatically becomes a public
input of the proponent for the next edition of the standard; as such, it then is subject to all of the procedures of the standards-
making process.

1. Revise 6.3.3.6 to read as follows:


6.3.3.6 Guards shall not be required along the trainway side of raised walkways where the bottom of the trainway is
closed by a deck or grating.

2. Revise 6.3.3.7 to read as follows:


6.3.3.7 Guards shall not be required on raised walkways that are located between two trainways.

3. Revise 6.3.3.9 to read as follows:


6.3.3.9 Raised Wwalkways that are greater than 1120 mm (44 in.) wide and located between two trainways shall not be
required to have a handrail.

4. Revise A.6.3.3.5 to read as follows:


A.6.3.3.5 It is important that guards be configured so that they do not interfere with either the vehicle dynamic envelope
or with egress from the train onto the walkway. For that reason, guards are not required on the trainway side of raised
walkways, provided that the bottom of the trainway is closed by deck or grating so that persons could not fall through the
bottom of the guideway.

5. Revise A.6.3.3.8 to read as follows:


A.6.3.3.8 It is important that handrails be configured so that they do not interfere with either the vehicle dynamic
envelope or with egress from the train onto the walkway. For that reason, handrails are not required on the trainway side
of raised walkways. Likewise, raised walkways located between trainways are not required to have handrails, provided
they are a minimum width of 1120 mm (44 in.).

Issue Date: April 10, 2018


Effective Date: April 30, 2018

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