In May 2016 RRUKA launched a £500,000 call for research to prompt novel solutions to help the rail industry reduce dwell time, cater for increased capacity and reduce safety risk at the platform train interface, specifically when passengers are getting on and off trains.
RSSB funded the following four feasibility studies, and will be hosting a dissemination event in London, to share research outputs and gather feedback from industry on steps to potentially take the work forward.The four projects are:
- Using real-time data on train consist and loading to influence passenger positioning and boarding behaviour at the PTI
University of Surrey and Loughborough University
- Intelligent computer vision agents optimising PTI safety and train dwell times
Lancaster University, Digital Rail Ltd and NTTX Ltd
- Feasibility study of a kneeling train
Loughborough University and CoCatalyst Limited
- RateSetter: Improving passenger boarding rate and reducing risk at the Platform Train Interface
University of Sheffield
All industry representatives working in PTI-related areas including: Safety, Operations, Performance, Station Management, Innovation, Rolling Stock Design and Manufacturing, Customer Experience and others.
Any interested academics are also welcome to attend.
Spaces are limited so register by 7 March to avoid disappointment!
Registration link: https://www.eventsforce.net/rssb/22/home