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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Emmanuel Matsika


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© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Matsika E, Guo N

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: RailNewcastle 2016

Year of Conference: 2022

Pages: 19-49

Print publication date: 17/12/2021

Online publication date: 17/12/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN: 2196-5544

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-82095-4_2

Notes: Book title: Sustainable Rail Transport 4

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Mobility

ISBN: 9783319586427