"This report details the results of a special investigation into fires on the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). Because of its continuing concern about the large number of fires occurring on the NYCTA subway system, the Safety Board undertook a special investigation on December 10, 1984, to examine the issue of fire safety as it relates to track and structures, electrical equipment, car equipment, train operations, emergency response activities, and data collection. The investigation identified the following fire safety issues: fire incident data collection, trash in tunnels, emergency response and equipment, car equipment fires, training, and safety oversight. The report discusses these issues, discusses past Safety Board recommendations concerning these issues made to the NYCTA, the New York Fire Department, and the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board (NYSPTSB), and makes more recommendations to the NYSPTSB."
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