Print Email Facebook Twitter Getting passengers out: Evacuation behaviours Title Getting passengers out: Evacuation behaviours Author Boer, L.C. TNO Technische Menskunde Publication year 2003 Abstract When disaster strikes, mass transportation means mass evacuation. The issue is especially urgent if, despite precautions, a train comes to a stop in a tunnel and there is a fire. Adequate behaviour of passengers is a major success factor of an evacuation. Passengers should replace their original (travel) goal with the evacuation goal and--once the new goal has been established--know what to carry along and where to go. The information the passengers need (by PA, instruction by personnel, illumination, signage, &c.) should prevent behaviour problems. Based on (unannounced) evacuation exercises in a road tunnel, possible behaviour problems are presented, together with remedies. Psychological problems of train personnel to take decisive action are also discussed. Subject crowd evacuationhuman behaviourpanicfirestunnel evacuation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ec893d88-2869-4ecd-831e-e6c22e76a2ef TNO identifier 12221 Source Proceedings of the European conference in Rail Human Factors, oktober 2003 Session12: Employees and the public. (37) Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.