Railway applications - Platform barrier systems

This European Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and operation of platform barrier systems positioned at the edge of a station platform immediately adjacent to rail or other guided vehicles in stations and boarding points for passenger services and includes:
-   requirements for the fixed structure and fixed parts along the platform;
-   physical requirements for the movable doors and gates normally used by passengers;
-   requirements for emergency doors;
-   requirements for driver access doors;
-   requirements for platform extremity doors;
-   requirements for management of safety risks that are particular to barrier systems.
This European Standard also gives requirements for the integration of barriers with the overall rail system including:
-   synchronization of vehicle and platform barrier doors or gates;
-   audible and visible alerts;
-   integrity of control systems;
-   testing of the barrier installation;
-   operational performance;
-   requirements relating to other interfacing sub-systems, notably signalling and vehicles.
For barrier systems set back from the platform edge, which are used to control access to trains or for crowd management, relevant sections of the document can be used as guidance.
This European Standard applies to all actors involved in the implementation and system integration of a platform barrier system, including owners, designers, installers and operators.
This European Standard does not cover barrier systems using bars, ropes, etc. or which operate in a vertical direction. Nevertheless, compliance with relevant clauses from this document can be used in developing safety justifications for these alternative types of barrier system.
This European Standard applies to light rail services, e.g. metro and tramway systems and heavy rail services as requested by a project specification. It applies to small systems, working in conjunction with a single vehicle, or with larger systems working with a complete train.
This European Standard applies to platform barrier systems used at sub-surface stations, enclosed surface stations (e.g. those enclosed for the purposes of providing an air-conditioned environment for waiting passengers), and those fully in the open-air.
This European Standard does not cover normative requirements relating to fire performance or fire requirements arising from use of platform barrier systems as fire barriers.

Bahnanwendungen - Bahnsteig-Barrieresysteme

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen an die Auslegung, den Aufbau und den Betrieb von Bahnsteig-Barrieresystemen fest, die direkt an der Bahnsteigkante neben Schienen- oder anderen spurgebundenen Fahrzeugen in Stationen und an Einstiegspunkten für Fahrgäste positioniert sind, und umfasst Folgendes:
-   Anforderungen an die statische Struktur und die fixen Teile entlang des Bahnsteigs;
-   physische Anforderungen an die beweglichen Türen und Schleusen, die üblicherweise von Fahrgästen benutzt werden;
-   Anforderungen an Notausgänge;
-   Anforderungen an Zugangstüren für Zugführer;
-   Anforderungen an Bahnsteig-Abschlusstüren; und
-   Anforderungen an das Management von Sicherheitsrisiken, die insbesondere Barrieresysteme betreffen.
Diese Europäische Norm umfasst auch Anforderungen an die Integration der Barrieren in das allgemeine Schienenverkehrssystem, einschließlich:
-   Synchronisierung der Fahrzeug- und Bahnsteig-Barrieretüren und -schleusen;
-   hör- und sichtbare Warnsignale;
-   Integrität der Steuerungssysteme;
-   Prüfung der Barriereinstallation;
-   Leistung im Betrieb;
-   Anforderungen in Bezug auf andere verbundene Subsysteme, vor allem Signaltechnik und Fahrzeuge.
Für entfernt von der Bahnsteigkante platzierte Barrieresysteme, die zur Regelung des Zugangs zu Zügen oder zur Lenkung von Menschenmengen verwendet werden, können die entsprechenden Abschnitte des Dokuments als Leitlinie genutzt werden.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt für alle Akteure, die an der Umsetzung und Systemintegration eines Bahnsteig-Barrieresystems beteiligt sind, einschließlich Eigentümer, Konstrukteure, Monteure und Betreiber.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für Barrieresysteme mit Stäben, Seilen usw. oder Systeme, die in vertikaler Richtung betrieben werden. Dennoch kann die Einhaltung der entsprechenden Abschnitte dieses Dokuments bei der Entwicklung von Sicherheitsbegründungen für diese alternativen Arten von Barrieresystemen genutzt werden.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt je nach Anforderung durch eine Projektspezifikation für städtische Schienen-bahnen, z. B. U Bahn- und Straßenbahnsysteme, und Eisenbahnen. Sie gilt für kleine Systeme, die in Verbindung mit einem einzelnen Fahrzeug betrieben werden, oder für größere Systeme mit kompletten Zügen.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt für Bahnsteig-Barrieresysteme die in unterirdischen Stationen, geschlossenen Stationen an der Oberfläche (z. B. Stationen, die zur Bereitstellung einer klimatisierten Umgebung für wartende Fahrgäste geschlossen sind) und in Stationen, die sich komplett unter freiem Himmel befinden, zur Anwendung kommen.
Diese Europäische Norm deckt keine normativen Anforderungen in Bezug auf Brandschutzeigenschaften oder Anforderungen an das Brandverhalten, die sich aus der Nutzung der Bahnsteig-Barrieresysteme als Brandschutzbarrieren ergeben.

Applications ferroviaires - Systèmes façades de quai

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences pour la conception, la construction et l'exploitation des systèmes façades de quai implantés en bord de quai et à proximité immédiate des véhicules ferroviaires ou autres véhicules de transports guidés dans les stations et aux points d'embarquement des services voyageurs. Le présent document spécifie en particulier :
-   les exigences relatives à la structure et aux parties fixes le long du quai ;
-   les exigences physiques relatives aux portes palières utilisées normalement par les voyageurs ;
-   les exigences relatives aux portes de secours ;
-   les exigences relatives aux portes accès conducteur ;
-   les exigences relatives aux portes d'extrémité de quai ;
-   les exigences relatives à la prévention des risques de sécurité spécifiques aux systèmes façades.
La présente Norme européenne spécifie également les exigences pour l'intégration des façades à l'infrastructure ferroviaire globale, notamment ce qui concerne les aspects suivants :
-   synchronisation des portes des voitures avec les portes palières ;
-   avertissements sonores et visuels ;
-   intégrité des systèmes de commande ;
-   essais de type et de série du système façade de quai ;
-   performance opérationnelle ;
-   exigences relatives aux autres sous-systèmes d'interface, plus particulièrement les systèmes de signalisation et les trains.
Pour les systèmes façades implantés en retrait du nez de quai, dont la fonction est de contrôler l'accès aux trains ou de gérer le trafic lors des pics d'affluence, les parties applicables du présent document peuvent servir de recommandations.
La présente Norme européenne s'applique à l'ensemble des acteurs participant à la réalisation et l'intégration système d'un système façade de quai (propriétaires, concepteurs, installateurs et exploitants).
La présente Norme européenne ne couvre pas les systèmes façades de quai faisant usage de barres, cordes, etc. ou qui fonctionnent dans la direction verticale. Néanmoins, la conformité aux articles applicables du présent document peut être utilisée afin de démontrer et justifier la sécurité de ces types de systèmes façades de quai.
La présente Norme européenne s'applique aux réseaux ferroviaires légers (métros et tramways), ainsi qu'aux réseaux ferroviaires lourds selon les spécifications particulières du projet. Elle s'applique aux petits systèmes qui fonctionnent conjointement avec un véhicule isolé ou aux systèmes plus grands qui fonctionnent conjointement avec un train complet.
La présente Norme européenne s'applique aux systèmes façades de quai implantés dans les stations souterraines, les stations en surface fermées (dans le but, par exemple, de fournir un environnement climatisé aux voyageurs attendant sur le quai), ainsi que les stations entièrement à l’extérieur.
La présente Norme européenne ne couvre pas les exigences normatives relatives à la tenue au feu, ni les exigences de résistance au feu liées à l'usage de systèmes façades de quai comme dispositif coupe-feu.

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Technical Committee
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EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 17168
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
September 2017
ICS 45.020; 45.120
English Version
Railway applications - Platform barrier systems
Bahnanwendungen - Bahnsteig-Barrieresysteme

This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 256.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations

which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 8

4 System design requirements ................................................................................................................... 12

4.1 Physical and structural requirements of the platform barrier ................................................... 12

4.1.1 General structural requirements ........................................................................................................... 12

4.1.2 Structural design principles ..................................................................................................................... 13

4.1.3 Structural loading conditions .................................................................................................................. 13

4.1.4 Glazing and other panelling materials in facades, including doors and gates ....................... 14

4.1.5 Fire performance - use as a fire barrier ............................................................................................... 15

4.1.6 Fire performance - fire resistance of materials ................................................................................ 15

4.1.7 Requirements for emergency doors/gates ......................................................................................... 16

4.1.8 Requirements for driver access doors/gates ..................................................................................... 17

4.1.9 Requirements for platform extremity doors/gates ......................................................................... 17

4.1.10 Entrapment between the platform barrier and vehicles ............................................................... 18

4.1.11 Environmental requirements .................................................................................................................. 22

4.1.12 Acoustic and thermal properties of platform barriers ................................................................... 23

4.1.13 Physical requirements of doors and gates for normal operation............................................... 23

4.2 Control and electrical requirements ..................................................................................................... 25

4.2.1 Control system – conditions for opening/closing of doors/gates .............................................. 25

4.2.2 Detection of door/gate locking and closure ....................................................................................... 27

4.2.3 Door/gate status indications ................................................................................................................... 27

4.2.4 Synchronization of vehicle and platform doors/gates ................................................................... 27

4.2.5 Audible and visible alerts.......................................................................................................................... 27

4.2.6 Integrity of control systems ..................................................................................................................... 28

4.2.7 Local control of the doors/gates in a platform barrier system ................................................... 28

4.2.8 Electrical safety - earthing and bonding arrangements ................................................................. 29

5 Operational requirements ........................................................................................................................ 32

5.1 General operational requirements ........................................................................................................ 32

5.1.1 Maintainability .............................................................................................................................................. 32

5.1.2 Persons with reduced mobility ............................................................................................................... 32

5.2 Requirements for integration with rolling stock, signalling and other technical

systems operating in conjunction with platform barrier systems ............................................. 32

5.2.1 Accuracy of stopping ................................................................................................................................... 32

5.2.2 Alignment ........................................................................................................................................................ 33

5.2.3 Gauging of vehicles ...................................................................................................................................... 33

5.2.4 Tripping hazard at vehicle and platform barrier doorways ........................................................ 34

5.2.5 Visibility of platform-train interface..................................................................................................... 34

5.2.6 Requirements for mechanical gap fillers operating in conjunction with platform

barrier systems ............................................................................................................................................. 35

6 Testing and verification of platform barrier systems ..................................................................... 35

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 35

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6.2 Type tests ......................................................................................................................................................... 36

6.3 Routine tests ................................................................................................................................................... 36

6.4 Functional testing of the platform barrier system ........................................................................... 36

6.5 Integration testing of the barriers with other railway subsystems ........................................... 36

Annex A (normative) Testing plan ........................................................................................................................ 37

Annex B (informative) Guidance on structural design ................................................................................... 39

Annex C (informative) Principles for earthing and bonding strategies ................................................... 43

C.1 Factors for consideration........................................................................................................................... 43

C.2 Principle A: The platform barrier system is bonded to station earth ....................................... 43

C.3 Principle B: The platform barrier system is insulated from station earth and also

from the traction current return rail (i.e. floating) .......................................................................... 43

C.4 Principle C: The barrier system is bonded to the traction return rail and insulated

from station earth......................................................................................................................................... 44

C.5 Principle D: The platform barrier system is constructed of non-conductive materials ..... 46

Annex D (informative) System integration ......................................................................................................... 48

D.1 Purpose ............................................................................................................................................................ 48

D.2 Responsibility ................................................................................................................................................ 48

D.3 Overall targets ............................................................................................................................................... 48

D.4 Particular requirements ............................................................................................................................ 48

Annex E (informative) Guidance on aerodynamic loading from trains ................................................... 49

E.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................................................... 49

E.2 Technical basis and method ..................................................................................................................... 49

E.3 Calculation of equivalent pressures ...................................................................................................... 50

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 51

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This document (prEN 17168:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 256 “Railway

applications”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
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Introduction

Platform barrier systems provide a moveable barrier between trains and other guided transit vehicles,

and passengers waiting at stations and boarding points.

Platform barrier systems are used increasingly on metro and other rail networks to ensure the safety of

passengers on the station platform who are waiting to board vehicles. Such systems are also used on

‘people-mover’ guided systems for short-distance transits, for example at airports. Their use is

recommended by IEC 62267 for any fully automated transit system.
In particular platform barrier systems can be used to control the risks of:

— incursion by passengers or other persons on the railway track (deliberate or accidental);

— contact between passengers and moving vehicles.

These risks can be especially significant where there is the possibility of overcrowding on station

platforms at busy locations. Barriers can in fact increase the safely useable space in the station for

passengers waiting and circulating on the platforms.

Platform barrier systems integrate the operation of the platform barrier doors and gates with opening

and closing of train doors and also assist in the management of station operations, to safely permit

higher entry and exit speeds for trains serving the stations.

Barrier installations can also be part of a continuous partition between the running tracks and the

station areas for the purposes of:
— fire safety (including smoke management);
— tunnel and station ventilation;
— trackside noise reduction;
— passenger comfort at climate controlled stations.

Additionally the terminology used in connection with platform barrier systems; in particular to improve

the specification and understanding of safety requirements, should be standardized.

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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and operation of platform

barrier systems positioned at the edge of a station platform immediately adjacent to rail or other guided

vehicles in stations and boarding points for passenger services and includes:
— requirements for the fixed structure and fixed parts along the platform;

— physical requirements for the movable doors and gates normally used by passengers;

— requirements for emergency doors;
— requirements for driver access doors;
— requirements for platform extremity doors;

— requirements for management of safety risks that are particular to barrier systems.

This European Standard also gives requirements for the integration of barriers with the overall rail

system including:
— synchronization of vehicle and platform barrier doors or gates;
— audible and visible alerts;
— integrity of control systems;
— testing of the barrier installation;
— operational performance;

— requirements relating to other interfacing sub-systems, notably signalling and vehicles.

For barrier systems set back from the platform edge, which are used to control access to trains or for

crowd management, relevant sections of the document can be used as guidance.

This European Standard applies to all actors involved in the implementation and system integration of a

platform barrier system, including owners, designers, installers and operators.

This European Standard does not cover barrier systems using bars, ropes, etc. or which operate in a

vertical direction. Nevertheless, compliance with relevant clauses from this document can be used in

developing safety justifications for these alternative types of barrier system.

This European Standard applies to light rail services, e.g. metro and tramway systems and heavy rail

services as requested by a project specification. It applies to small systems, working in conjunction with

a single vehicle, or with larger systems working with a complete train.

This European Standard applies to platform barrier systems used at sub-surface stations, enclosed

surface stations (e.g. those enclosed for the purposes of providing an air-conditioned environment for

waiting passengers), and those fully in the open-air.

This European Standard does not cover normative requirements relating to fire performance or fire

requirements arising from use of platform barrier systems as fire barriers.
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2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 1090-2, Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures — Part 2: Technical requirements for

steel structures

EN 1090-3, Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures — Part 3: Technical requirements for

aluminium structures

EN 1125, Building hardware — Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes -

Requirements and test methods
EN 1990:2002, Eurocode — Basis of structural design

EN 1991-1-1:2002, Eurocode 1: Actions on structures — Part 1-1: General actions — Densities, self-

weight, imposed loads for buildings

EN 1991-1-4, Eurocode 1: Actions on structures — Part 1-4: General actions — Wind actions

EN 1993-1-9, Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures — Part 1-9: Fatigue

EN 1998-1, Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance — Part 1: General rules, seismic

actions and rules for buildings

EN 1999-1-3, Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures — Part 1-3: Structures susceptible to fatigue

EN ISO 12543-1, Glass in building — Laminated glass and laminated safety glass — Part 1: Definitions

and description of component parts (ISO 12543-1)

EN 13501-1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements — Classification using test

data from reaction to fire tests

EN 13501-2, Fire classification of construction products and building elements — Part 2: Classification

using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services

EN 13501-6, Fire classification of construction products and building elements — Part 6: Classification

using data from reaction to fire tests on electric cables

EN 12600, Glass in building — Pendulum test — Impact test method and classification for flat glass

EN 13272, Railway applications — Electrical lighting for rolling stock in public transport systems

EN 15273-1, Railway applications — Gauges — General — Common rules for infrastructure and rolling

stock

EN 14752:2015, Railway applications — Body side entrance systems for rolling stock

EN 16584-3, Railway applications — Design for PRM use — General requirements — Part 3: Optical and

friction characteristics

EN 50121-4, Railway applications — Electromagnetic compatibility — Emission and immunity of the

signalling and telecommunications apparatus
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EN 50122-1:2011+A4:2017, Railway applications — Fixed installations — Electrical safety, earthing and

the return circuit — Protective provisions against electric shock

EN 50122-2, Railway applications — Fixed installations — Electrical safety, earthing and the return

circuit — Part 2: Provisions against the effects of stray currents caused by d.c. traction systems

EN 50126-1, Railway applications — The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability,

Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) — Part 1: Basic requirements and generic process

EN 50128, Railway applications — Communication, signalling and processing systems — Software for

railway control and protection systems

prEN 50129, Railway applications — Communication, signalling and processing systems — Safety related

electronic systems for signalling
EN 50155, Railway applications — Electronic equipment used on rolling stock

EN 50162, Protection against corrosion by stray current from direct current systems

IEC 60364-4-41, Low-voltage electrical installations — Part 4-41: Protection for safety — Protection

against electric shock

IEC 60364-5-54, Electrical installations of buildings — Part 5-54: Selection and erection of electrical

equipment — Earthing arrangements and protective conductors
IEC 60364-6, Low voltage electrical installations — Part6: Verification

EN 61000-6-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-2: Generic standards — Immunity for

industrial environments IEC 61000-6-4:2017)

EN 61000-6-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-4: Generic standards — Emission standard

for industrial environments( IEC 61000-6-4:2006)

IEC 61140, Protection against electric shock — Common aspects for installation and equipment

IEC 61508, Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

IEC 62061, Safety of machinery — Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and

programmable electronic control systems

IEC 62279, Railway applications — Communication, signalling and processing systems — Software for

railway control and protection systems
EN 62305-1, Protection against lightning — Part 1: General principles
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
correct alignment

doors of the vehicle are longitudinally positioned relative to the corresponding platform barrier

doors/gates, to permit safe and efficient transfer of passengers between vehicles and platform

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doorway

section of a platform barrier through which passengers can board or alight from vehicles when platform

doors or gates are open
3.3
driver access door/gate

openable panel in a platform door or gate system designed to align with the driving cab doorway of a

train stopped at the station or boarding point
Note 1 to entry: Such panels can open with a hinged or sliding action.
3.4
dynamic gauge

maximum cross-sectional swept envelope of a vehicle when running at speeds up to the locally

permitted maximum speed adjacent to platform doors or gates
3.5
emergency egress device

operating element for manual opening from the trackside, in case of emergency, of any type of platform

door or gate
3.6
emergency egress door/gate

panel in a platform door or gate system which can be opened in an emergency, or if the vehicle(s) are

not in correct alignment with the main platform doors/gates

Note 1 to entry: Emergency egress doors/gates can be of any design - hinged/sliding/push-out, etc.

3.7
entrapment

trapping of a person between the vehicle bodyside and the platform barrier after the vehicle and

platform doors or gates have been closed
3.8
facade
complete framework and panels (fixed and moving) of the platform barrier
3.9
finished floor level

level of the platform floor when all surface finishes (e.g. tiles, screed, threshold) have been applied

3.10
glazing
glass or equivalent transparent material fixed in frames
3.11
leading edge
edge of a door or gate, leading during closing movement
3.12
local control panel

control panel adjacent to the platform barrier which enables opening and closing of a complete set of

doors/gates in a barrier system by a member of operations staff
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mechanical gap filler

moveable device mounted at the platform edge, at a platform door or gate, fully automatic and

actuated/controlled in conjunction with the barrier system opening/closing sequences

Note 1 to entry: The purpose of a mechanical gap filler is to reduce the horizontal stepping distance to a vehicle

to acceptable limits, or to facilitate access to a vehicle by persons with reduced mobility. Its structural integrity

does not rely on support from the vehicle.
3.14
operations staff

persons including train crew and station personnel authorized to carry out duties for door/gate

operation
3.15
person with reduced mobility (PRM)

person with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, being any person who has a permanent or temporary

physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment which, in interaction with various barriers, might

hinder their full and effective use of transport on an equal basis with other passengers, or whose

mobility when using transport is reduced due to age
3.16
platform

section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a railway, metro or other guided transit system station at

which passengers can board or alight from vehicles
3.17
platform barrier system

system providing a protective barrier between vehicle and platform, having power operated movable

panels with associated drive and control equipment, allowing passenger transfer through the barrier

when a train is positioned at the platform
3.18
platform door

movable panel or panels moving parallel to the edge of the platform and forming part of a platform door

system through which passengers normally access and egress vehicles
3.19
platform door system

platform barrier system in which horizontally movable panels are carried on a portal structure having

headers or lintels above the moving panels, carrying all or part of the weight of the panels

Note 1 to entry: Such a system can form part of a structure completely enclosing the platform area and

separating it entirely from the track on which vehicles move.
3.20
platform extremity door/gate

panel at the extremity of a platform door or gate system (usually, but not necessarily, at right angles to

the main structure) to allow access by authorized persons to the track, or to a tunnel walkway beyond

the station, or as emergency egress for persons evacuating from the track area
Note 1 to entry: Such panels can open with a hinged or sliding action.
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platform gate

movable panel or panels moving parallel to the edge of the platform and forming part of a platform gate

system through which passengers normally access and egress the vehicle
3.22
platform gate system

platform barrier system in which horizontally movable panels are supported from the bottom, or by

cantilever arrangement at an intermediate height on the barrier
3.23
routine test

test to which each system or item of equipment is subjected during or after manufacturing

3.24
static gauge

cross-sectional stationary envelope of a vehicle when standing adjacent to platform doors or gates, as

described in EN 15273-1
3.25
station

unit comprising buildings and structures containing technical equipment, loading or unloading areas or

platforms, and any associated areas for reception and shelter
3.26
synchronization
co-ordinated movement of vehicle doors with platform doors or gates
3.27
system integration

process (particularly in the context of this standard) of assuring that the design, installation and

operation of the barrier system is consistent with the overall safety and operational targets of the

complete rail system, of which the barrier system is part

Note 1 to entry The activity of system integration is elaborated on in Annex D (informative)

3.28
train
operational formation consisting of one or more vehicles
3.29
type test

test of one system and its components to prove that the design meets the standard and the relevant

specifications
3.30
user Population

range of persons (including operations staff) expected to use a platform barrier system, defined in

terms of their physical characteristics
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4 System design requirements
4.1 Physical and structural requirements of the platform barrier
4.1.1 General structural requirements

4.1.1.1 Platform barrier systems form a safety barrier separating customers/passengers from

moving trains until it is safe to grant access. As such they shall be designed to resist crowd loading.

Platform barriers are also subject to aerodynamic loads induced by trains passing the structure.

Platform barrier systems installed in open sections shall also resist wind loading. In addition, platform

barrier systems might be subject to pressures generated by tunnel ventilation systems and might be

required to resist earthquakes. These separate actions shall be combined in accordance with Structural

Eurocodes referenced from this standard.
4.1.1.2 Tunnel ventilation systems are normally associated with platform door
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