Design of Future Secure and Accessible Rail Stations

FAIR Stations is a project co-financed by the Shift2Rail initiative of the European Commission. The objective of the project is to develop solutions for improved user flows within the station and platform train interface, considering key design factors such as security, safety, baggage handling, ticketing, design for accessibility, information & signage and climatology. Tools to be applied to achieve this are:

  • Passenger needs assessment;
  • Passenger flow modelling;
  • Station design algorithm that optimises passenger flows for continuing and emerging operational design requirements;
  • Engineering design of a train and/or platform based mechanism to facilitate independent boarding and alighting of PRMs.
    The FAIR Stations Consortium is Coordinated by STAM, Italy and composed of leading European companies, associations and universities engaged in the field of Research, Technology and Innovation. Further information are available on the project website.
    OnAIR is involved in evaluating new 3D imaging technologies and computer vision methods for the analysis of crowd flow inside stations.

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