Fire down below

2019-03-08 03:14:09

Blazes in train tunnels can be devastating—even more so if the train carriages hold fuel-carrying vehicles. Henry Keith of London argues that all vehicles entering Channel Tunnel trains, for example, should be moved past a fire detector and temperature sensor before being loaded on (GB 2 320 971). Any vehicle that shows a hot spot is diverted to a side lane. Cleared trucks are loaded in modified freight wagons, with roller shutters at the side. At the first whiff of smoke, the shutters drop,