Passenger Door System, Alarm System and Communication System: Safety and Standardised Operation

Start: 2016-01-1

End: 2017-12-31

Project code: 2016/RSF/494

Project director: Marc ANTONI

Project manager: Victoria CALLEJA DURO

Problem to solve

  • Safety related issues: passenger doors are the first cause of accident for passengers.
  • Assure and assess reliable functionalities and uniformity of behavior. Define the minimum operation requirements profiles for Door, Passenger Alarm and Passenger Communication System.
  • Supply to the UIC Members the technical basis upon which to develop the UIC – IEC cooperation and harmonisation of standards on these items agreed between IEC and UIC: the project is needed to define Railway Operating Companies requirements about these topics.
  • Unification of the different interfaces of the train access door system and of the on-board alarm and communication systems.
  • Improve and simplify technical and operation management of these train subsystems.


  • Accessibility to standardised and interchangeable components.
  • Reduced number of spare parts and testing procedures.
  • Simplified maintenance of door systems, even for non homogeneous fleets (troubleshooting, training, testing).
  • Harmonisation/Unification of door operation. Definition of the common levels and categories of operation and safety evaluation.
  • Harmonisation/Unification of operation and establishment of full specified levels of safety for Door Systems and for Alarm and Passenger Communication Systems.
  • Standardisation of the interfaces of the Systems.
  • Availability of multiple source suppliers.
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