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:
The press release following the successful ending of FAIR Stations is available for download. You can find it under the Documents section of the project website.
After 2 intense and exciting years, on 10th and 11th December 2019 we had in Brussels the final meeting and the final event of our project FAIR Stations. There we presented our major achievements, to make railway stations more accessible and secure, paying special attention to the needs of people with reduced mobility, both to Read more about Final Meeting and Final Conference[…]
In its second year, FAIR Stations exploited the outcomes of the socio-technical studies within technical and engineering design tasks. In particular the project activities have focused on the one hand on crowd flow modelling and analysis in large stations; and on the other hand on the development of automated systems for the PTI, to enable Read more about The 2nd Project Newsletter is now available![…]
Register for the FAIR Stations Final Conference! Brussels, 11th December 2019 You are all invited to attend the Final Conference of FAIR Stations, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday 11th December 2019, and participate in the discussions which will benefit from your knowledge and expertise. The event will be organised at: NH Collection Read more about FAIR Stations Final Conference[…]
On 18 November 2019, the FAIR Stations Technical Manager, Emmanuel Matsika, presented at the Joint Safety and Security Thematic Group of ECTRI. The title of the presentation was ‘Novel Train Boarding System for PTI Safety of PRMs (EU FAIR Stations Project)’. The event took place at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Technical School of Industrial Read more about FAIR Stations presented at the Joint Safety and Security Thematic Group of ECTRI[…]
Last week, STAM presented FAIR Stations during an event organized by APRE – Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Università degli Studi di Firenze e TOUR4EU, to discuss about synergies between Horizon Europe and other EU programmes.A number of relevant stakeholders attended the event, organized in Florence, at Università degli Studi di Firenze. The Read more about FAIR Stations presented in Florence[…]
On the 3rd October 2019 we had a Virtual Demonstration Workshop, hosted by Metro de Madrid. There we had the chance to show our most relevant achievements to external stakeholders. In particular we could show the following outcomes of FAIR Stations: technologies for crowd modelling and analytics, platform-based solution for the PTI (platform-train interface), 3D Read more about Virtual Demonstration Workshop in Madrid![…]
On 17th September 2019, the Coordinator Umberto Battista from Stam presented the results of FAIR Stations, during the final event of PIVOT. He focused in particular on the accessibility of trains, presenting the innovative platform-based system for the PTI (platform-train interface) developed within FAIR Stations. The colleague in the project from TU Wien, Helmut Lemmerer, Read more about FAIR Stations at the final event of PIVOT[…]
On 8-9th July 2019, we had our 5th General Assembly meeting in Genoa, hosted by SIIT. There we had the chance to show our most relevant achievements both to the members of our Advisory Board and to external stakeholders. In particular we could showcase our proof-of-concept demonstrators in action during a Stakeholder Workshop, held on Read more about 5th General Assembly meeting in Genoa![…]
Yesterday Takeru Shibayama from TU Wien presented research result from the project FAIR Stations, particularly in focus on the shortcomings of public transport from PRM (people with reduced mobility)’s perspective in UITP Congress 2019 in Stockholm, as a digital poster. The colleague in the project from UITP, Daria Kuzmina was also present there. The congress Read more about FAIR Stations presented in UITP Congress 2019[…]