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EMERGENCY

A condition that may result in injury or death to persons, or damage to equipment or property.

EMERGENCY BRAKE

Maximum braking that can be obtained with friction brake. Once activated, emergency brakes cannot be released until the train has come to a complete stop.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PANEL (EMP)

Command panel installed on a wall in public areas of each passenger station for coordination of fire/rescue and emergency response forces. Also serves as a backup to the TRACS System for ventilation control, gas monitoring and communications.

EMERGENCY MANUAL OPERATION (EMO)

The EMO mode shall only be used after a Clearance Card (CC) has been completed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Maximum operating speed is 25 mph.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES PLAN

A plan developed by the MTA with the cooperation of all participating agencies for information, guidance and use prior to and during any emergency.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE (E-TEL)

Located throughout the rail system providing direct communication to the proper authority.

EMERGENCY TRANSFER

A transfer issue to passengers under emergency conditions, for example, a transfer issued at the point of a break in service or to a passenger who caught the wrong bus. It does not conform to the rules for normal transfer…

EMERGENCY TRIP STATION (ETS)

Push-button device at Blue Light Stations that, when activated, de-energizes traction power to each designated contact rail section within the limits of the power feed. Additionally, the ETS houses an emergency telephone and in a Red Line station platform is…