Living quarters handrail

A handrail in living quarters

Matthew Ryan in cargo module 4

A handrail aboard the Fortunate

A railing or rail was a long bar that protected against falls from high heights. The most common use of railing was the handrail, which was a support bar used for resting one's hands on in instances such as climbing a set of stairs.

The bridge aboard the NX-class Enterprise NX-01 featured a handrail behind the captain's chair and in front of the situation room. (ENT: "Terra Nova", "The Andorian Incident", "Civilization")

In 2151, Trip Tucker noted that if one were to rest one's hands on the handrail of a lift in Enterprise NX-01's engineering section during the lift's operation, one's fingers might be amputated. (ENT: "Unexpected")

Handrails were also found in engineering and in the launch bay aboard Enterprise. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

Handrails were also used aboard Y-class Earth Cargo Service freighters where they were placed at the catwalks in the cargo modules. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

In 2152, Trip Tucker sarcastically offered to polish all the handles and rails in Enterprise NX-01's Engineering while the ship unexpectedly changed course for the Pernaia system. After Jonathan Archer gave him a look, he decided to purge the impulse reactors instead. (ENT: "The Seventh")

In 2152, while traversing a cave with Travis Mayweather and Malcolm Reed, Tucker commented that the last cave he visited had handrails, a gift shop, and a snack bar. (ENT: "The Breach")

In 2369, Quark berated Rom for returning a patron's full currency pouch, giving him the punishment of polishing every rail in Quark's. Soon after, spying a lazy Nog, Rom passed on the punishment to him. (DS9: "The Nagus")

The living quarters of the Species 8472 member representing Valerie Archer features a handrail next to the stairs. (VOY: "In the Flesh")

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