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Future Secure and Accessible Rail Stations

Objective

Increasingly, railway stations are becoming complex, with some being interchanges, and in some cases commercial or shopping malls and social activities. Subsequently, there are likely to be issues with congestion, guidance and security that are not experienced in more remote stations.
The FAIR Stations project aims to develop solutions for improved users flow within the station, and at the platform train interface (PTI). This will be done putting customer satisfaction, and security & safety at the centre of the station design, paying special attention to needs of PRMs.
The project will conduct a study on the state of the art station designs, as a benchmark. Future stations design will hinge on three pillars: design for security & safety, design for congestion, and design for accessibility. Tools to be applied include:
- User needs assessment
- User flow modelling
- Station design algorithm that optimises passenger flows for continuing and emerging operational design requirements such as security, baggage handling, and accessibility.
- Engineering design of a train and/or platform based mechanism to facilitate independent boarding and alighting of PRMs, using sensors/detection systems.
The key design factors to be considered are security, safety, baggage handling, ticketing, design for accessibility, information & signage, and climatology. KPIs developed will be used to evaluate and validated the design solutions. Since security is a major challenge highlighted, the station design process will incorporate a risk assessment sub-routine. As part of the demonstration, experimental and in-situ tests will be conducted. Additionally, a 3D virtual reality demonstrator will be developed. The outputs of the project will be aligned with S2R projects S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2017 & S2R-CFM-IP1-01-2017.
The project consortium will include an academic institutions, rail operators, infrastructure managers, engineering SME, architectural firm, and passenger interest group.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
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Coordinator

STAM SRL
Address
Via Pareto 8 Ar
16129 Genova Ge
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 273 156,25

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 375
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METRO DE MADRID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 117,50
Address
Calle Cavanilles 58
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 168 500
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIIT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI SIGLABILE SIIT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 375
Address
Via Greto Di Cornigliano 6 Rosso
16152 Genova Ge
Activity type
Other
APF SOLUCIONES DE GESTION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 695
Address
Calle Moralzarzal 10
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILUNION TECNOLOGIA Y ACCESIBILIDAD, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 156,25
Address
Calle Albacete 3 Piso 2 Mizar Building
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other