Faster, Safer, Better: Boarding and Alighting Trains

    In May 2016, RSSB launched a £500,000 call for research for feasibility studies exploring novel ideas and innovative solutions to help the rail industry reduce dwell time, cater for increasing capacity and maintain or reduce safety risk at the PTI.

    The call sought ideas in response to two challenges:

    1. Influencing and improving passenger behaviour at the PTI
    2. Future PTI design for faster and safer boarding and alighting

    On this hub you can find information about the research competition, the projects that were awarded funding and what happened next.

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Call for Research

RSSB, via the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA), is to invest up to £500,000 in academic-led feasibility studies to address two separate challenges related to the Platform Train Interface (PTI).

Download the following documents:

Call for Research Briefing Document
Feasibility Study Template
Grant Funding Agreement
Grant Funding Spreadsheet




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Other R&D Competitions

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