FAIR Stations will develop an integrated solution that is a (fair) balance between the needs of passengers and other categories of customers and the constraints of infrastructure (stations) in general and vehicle access (door) system from platforms in particular.
It will investigate passenger and other customers’ flows serving the needs of the general public, and also pay special attention to the needs of persons with reduced mobility (PRMs), who usually lead to additional design requirements for accessibility to stations, platforms and trains.
Development of social dataset that includes passenger needs and expectations. Emphasis will be made on the various categories of PRMs, who tend to define most of the accessibility requirements.
Benchmarking of state-of-the-art technology and information through identification of past research, and data related to passenger crowd flow, accessibility (for PRMs) and security risk assessment in high capacity stations.
Crowd flow analysis
Development of crowd flow analysis tool for the general population but that takes account of PRMs, baggage handling and security.
Platform Train Interface
Develop an integrated (design) solution of a complex rail station, Platform Train Interface (PTI) interface and vehicle based independent boarding system for improved crowd flow and security.
Evaluation of design concepts to obtain one with the highest impact based on the project’s identified Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Make recommendations to improve existing good practice guidelines and standards.
Budget: 1.2 MEuro (1.2 MEuro EU-funded)
Coordinator: Stam S.r.l.
Stations are not only the place where passengers board and alight the moveable railways assets, the trains, they are more and more places where other activities than only transport are offered to citizens and they now become destinations in their own right and dynamic places of commercial, retail and social activities.
With increasing demand for railway transport and for additional services – either for intermodal transport or for non-purely transport activities railway stations are becoming more and more complex. 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.
Increased throughput rate during peak hours
Reduced number of successful threats
Reduced train dwell time
Improved accessibility to multimodal stations for all categories of citizens
The consortium consists of 8 partners and 4 LTPs, each having specific and high value knowledge in all needed scientific and technological branches which are required to meet the objectives of the project.
To cover the project objectives, the key competences of the partners relate to door access systems, station infrastructure, human factors (behaviour and characteristics), accessibility (PRMs especially), security and safety.
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Metro de Madrid
Vienna University of Technology
Project Advisory Board
We have engaged a Project Advisory Board to ensure FAIR Stations is aligned and up-to-date with the other related activities and projects internationally.
The members of the Board are presented in the following:
In its first year, FAIR Stations conducted socio-technical studies in an unprecedented way. For both the general public and Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs), primary and secondary data was collected and analysed to gather insights on the needs, preferences and expectations. The outcomes helped researchers to postulate, the link between PRM-specific human factors and their Read more about The 1st Project Newsletter is now available![…]
On 28-29th March 2019, we had our 4th General Assembly meeting, hosted by Metro de Madrid. The project partners presented the progress made since our last progress meeting. Impressive results have been reached, the next step is now to demonstrate our technical achievements! During our inspection visit to the Chamartín station, case study of the Read more about 4th General Assembly meeting in Madrid![…]
One of our consortium members, Mr Takeru Shibayama at Vienna University of Technology (VUT), was invited to 15th Rail Transport Forum, which was held on 19th and 20th March 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. There he had the chance to present the results from our first-step research to a wide range of the audience. The conference Read more about FAIR Stations presented in 15th Rail Transport Forum[…]
Some weeks ago we submitted our project deliverable D4.1 “Crowd flow and Multiple People Flows Modelling in Large Stations”. A video was also released, to show the impressive modelling and simulation work performed so far within the project FAIR Stations. We will present the activities carried out to date at our forthcoming GA meeting!
On 7 November 2018, the School of Engineering of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne held a Poster Conference as part of a special visit by the Vice Chancellor. It was the chance for the Technical Manager of FAIR Stations, Emmanuel Matsika, to showcase the project and intended outcomes. The VC spent about 10 min on the Read more about FAIR Stations presented during the Vice Chancellor visit to the Newcastle School of Engineering[…]
The Project Coordinator, Umberto Battista, presented FAIR Stations during the Mid-term event of the complementary project PIVOT on 18 October in Brussels. Daria Kuzmina (UITP) also attended, as a representative of the FAIR Stations consortium. It was a great opportunity to present the results the project has achieved so far and an outlook for the next year, Read more about FAIR Stations at the PIVOT Mid-term event[…]
On 12-13 September 2018, the EU FAIR Stations project had its 2nd General Assembly meeting at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The project partners presented the progress made during the first year of the project and the plans for the next one. Indeed one year has passed already: a lot has been done, but new Read more about 2nd General Assembly meeting in Newcastle![…]
Our project deliverable D2.1 “User needs and expectations of the General Public and PRMs” is available for download! You can find it under the Documents section of our website. Subscribe to our feed to receive notifications when new project documents are made available!
The new PTI Magazine was published, with an article about our project FAIR Stations! Our colleagues from NewRail at the University of Newcastle, Stam and ILUNION, discussed the future of railway stations, talking about the human factors that are to be taken into consideration in the design of stations and their functions. The article is Read more about FAIR Stations on the new PTI Magazine![…]
The Technical Manager of FAIR Stations, Emmanuel Matsika, presented the paper “Security of Future Stations – Risk Assessment Tool for Analysing Impact of Terrorist Attacks” during the ITF Pre-Summit Transport Research Day, on 22 May 2018, in Leipzig. The paper is the result of the work carried out within the RAMPART and FAIR Stations EU projects. The Read more about FAIR Stations at the ITF Pre-Summit Transport Research Day[…]