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Rail Station Boarding Systems for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs)

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Abstract

In modern times, trains have become one of the most popular modes of transportation. However, there are still many problems to be solved, one of which is the gap issues between the platform and vehicle. Since the construction of the railway, the gap between the platform and the vehicle has been regarded as the main cause of fatality and weighted injury risk in the railway station. This project firstly investigates different solutions used all over the world that enable persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) to board independently. It applies mechanical engineering design principles, with strong input from primary and secondary data collected about the needs and preferences of PRMs. Finally, it then develops solutions of gap issues to reduce train dwell time, improve crowd flow and overall safety. An evaluation is conducted to select the most appropriate solution.

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  • Rail stations
  • Passengers
  • Passenger trains
  • Reduced mobility
  • Platform design
  • Boarding systems

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Matsika, E., Guo, N. (2022). Rail Station Boarding Systems for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs). In: Marinov, M., Piip, J. (eds) Sustainable Rail Transport 4. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82095-4_2

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