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A Check-in and Bag Drop Service On-board Light Rail Vehicles for Passengers Travelling to the Airport

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2019.

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It appears that nowadays rail vehicles are not the primary choice of transportation for people going to the airport. The inconvenience of carrying luggage on railways deters passengers, who look for alternatives. Attempts have been made to encourage passengers to travel to the airport by rail. However major limitations in these existing systems suggest a need for extensive work and alterations. This would increase the price, discourage passengers.This study investigates the potential for implementing an on-board check-in and bag drop system onto rail vehicles. By observing the Tyne and Wear Metro, the benefits and limitations of installing such a facility have been explored, by the development of suitable operations and interior designs.Four designs which meet the design criteria were produced and their limitations considered. This study concludes in that the potential for an on-board check-in and bag drop facility is realistic. Each design brings key benefits and limitations, and all meet security, and health and safety criteria. A feature incorporated into all designs allows for the equipment to be removed easily and stored away helps in a low cost and versatile approach.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Toal J, Marinov M

Editor(s): Marin Marinov, Janene Piip

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Sustainable Rail Transport

Year: 2019

Volume: 3

Pages: 1-82

Online publication date: 25/07/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Mobility

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Cham


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19519-9_1

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783030195182


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