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Public Transportation - Accessibility for All

Objective

Pubtrans4all will develop a prototype vehicle-based boarding assistance system that can be built into new rail vehicles or retrofitted into existing rail vehicles to improve accessibility for all persons. Accessibility for rail vehicles is particularly problematic since rail vehicles have a long service life and so many currently inaccessible vehicles will remain in service well into the future. PubTrans4all will help make existing public transport systems more accessible, improving service for everyone.
The PubTrans4all project’s objective is to develop a standard boarding assistance system that can be used on many different types of rolling stock and infrastructures. The boarding assistance system will not simply be a device, but rather include contributing elements that make it possible to effectively use the device to access rail vehicles. The prototype will be developed by a multi-disciplinary consortium including users, public transport operators, academic researchers and manufacturers.
As part of the process of developing the prototype boarding assistance system, the project will survey state of the art accessibility devices and make recommendations for best practices in the use and operation of these existing devices. The project will include an extensive dissemination program designed to communicate study results widely, but also to help inform the general public and decision-makers about the importance and challenges in providing accessibility for all.
The PubTrans4all project will be completed by a well balanced and geographically diverse consortium. Especially beneficial is the participation of several Eastern European partners – since accessibility is not sufficiently recognized as a problem in many of these countries.
Accessibility for all is critical to creating an equitable, effective and efficient transport system. The project PubTrans4all will help build a fully accessible rail network.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RODLAUER CONSULTING EU
Address
Hertha Firnberg Strasse 10/4/1 2
1100 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Rodlauer (Mr.)

Participants (13)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 304 783
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Rüger (Dr.)
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 80 400
Address
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Goran Simic (Dr.)
ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 15 570
Address
Wagramer Strasse 17-19
1220 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Schwarzl (Mr.)
Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 620
Address
Tullastraße 71
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Erlenkötter (Mr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 30 750
Address
Hilfikerstrasse 1
3014 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Jordan (Mr.)
NATIONAL RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 95 820
Address
Maria Luiza Boulevard 110
1233 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulietta Marinova-Popova (Mrs.)
MAV-START ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 22 320
Address
Konyves Kalman Krt 54-60
1087 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ferenc Gitta (Dr.)
MBB Palfinger GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 320
Address
Fockestrasse 53
27777 Ganderkesee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Behnken (Mr.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 704
Address
Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiko Hartung (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 130 200
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Franz Wieder (Mr.)
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 14 099
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danilo Hrastnik (Mr.)
BDZH-PUTNICHESKI PREVOZI EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 114 300
Address
Str. Ivan Vazov 3
1080 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolay Angelov (Mr.)
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE-POTNISKI PROMETDRUZBA ZA OPRAVLJANJE PREVOZA POTNIKOV V NOTRANJEM IN MEDNARODNEM ZELEZNISKEM PROMETU DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 8 776
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dejan Svarc