Evacuation Doors suit underground rapid transit systems.

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Providing egress from underground platforms and tunnels, JD and JD-AL facilitate safe escape in emergency situation. Doors are equipped with stainless steel panic lock and compression spring operators. For added safety, doors also feature handrails as well as custom interior and exterior signage. Constructed of aluminum or steel, products are reinforced for AASHTO H20 wheel loading in sidewalk applications with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.



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Bilco Offers Transit System Emergency Evacuation Doors


WEST HAVEN, CT/May 6, 2005 The Bilco Company, manufacturer of specialty access products for residential and architectural applications, now offers emergency evacuation doors designed specifically for underground rapid transit systems.

Bilco's JD and JD-AL Emergency Evacuation Doors provide egress from underground platforms and tunnels in emergency situations. To facilitate a safe escape in an emergency situation, doors are equipped with a stainless steel panic lock and compression spring operators for smooth, easy operation. For added safety, doors also feature handrails to aid emergency egress as well as custom interior and exterior signage.

To ensure reliable performance in sidewalk applications where there is high pedestrian and occasional vehicular traffic, doors are reinforced for AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) H20 wheel loading. Bilco Emergency Evacuation Doors are offered in aluminum or steel construction and are available with a number of modifications to meet the requirements of any transit system.

For more information on JD and JD-AL Emergency Evacuation Doors or other Bilco products, call (203) 934-6363 or visit www.bilco.com.

Founded in 1926, The Bilco Company is a building industry pioneer in the development of specialty access products. In over seven decades, the company has built a reputation among architects, engineers, and the construction trades for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. Bilco an ISO 9001 certified company offers a host of residential including the ScapeWEL Window Well System; PermEntry Basement Entry System; and the Bilco Basement Door. With headquarters in Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in New Haven (CT) and Trumann, AR, as well as an international network of dealers, distributors and factory-trained representatives.

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