This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 1 2023.
The layout of passenger carriages has a significant influence on the efficiency of rail operations. Properly planned layouts can save you high costs by reducing energy consumption, increasing the seat occupancy rate or reducing delays.
You can also significantly increase operational quality and customer satisfaction, as punctuality is greatly improved, more passengers find a seat and luggage can be stowed much better.
Poorly designed vehicles, where the main focus is on maximising the number of seats, lead to significantly longer dwell time, paradoxically to reduced potential occupancy, a loss of comfort for passengers and increased safety risks.
Based on over 20 years of research and development, netwiss has built up excellent expertise in co-operation with the Vienna University of Technology. In more than 35 international projects, the efficiency of vehicles has been significantly increased through various optimisation measures, from trams and metros to high-speed trains and night trains.
Already in the design phase of vehicles, you can determine which variants will be particularly efficient and which will be less efficient. This saves high costs in later operation and for any possible necessary adjustments.
TrainOptimizer is an optimisation tool based on more than 20 years of research in the field of passenger behaviour when boarding, moving, stowing luggage and sitting during a journey with public transport.
Based on exact behaviour observations of more than 400,000 passengers in almost 100 different vehicles, any new vehicle design can be assessed efficiently.
TrainOptimizer is based on the exact knowledge of travellers’ needs and the resulting behaviours, which is why the results obtained are particularly accurate in reflecting reality.
Two – also complementary – services are offered by netwiss to optimise the vehicles:
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netwiss explains how interior optimisation is achieved by balancing economic efficiency with passenger comfort, dwell time and flow.
netwiss OG can build on more than two decades of experience with regard to a holistic approach to the railway system.
Netwiss' TrainOptimizer software won the Red Cabin Rail Interiors Awards in the Technological Innovation of the Year category.
Station4All, managed by Netwiss, is a research project exploring the best possible integration of train stations into daily life.
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