The Passenger Freight Working Group is one of three groups designed to ensure that all ACRI participants influence ACRI’s research direction and strategic outcomes. Passenger Freight Working Group members offer research ideas and endorse project proposals, research milestones and final outputs in any area of passenger and freight rail operations not covered by ACRI’s Heavy Haul and Level Crossing Working Groups.
This encompasses management, operational, engineering and safety aspects of passenger and freight rail. Working Group members are nominated by ACRI participant bodies and meet remotely, chaired by ACRI.
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- Determining the relative benefits and optimal contexts for use of ballasted and slab tracks
- Optimising the efficient and safe operation of overhead wires through temperature modelling
- Identifying innovations for the management of passenger congestion on station platforms
- Understanding the underlying causes of slips, trips and falls in rail station environments – Stage 2 & 3
- Developing a holistic model for rail organisation adaptation to the introduction of new technology
- Developing a framework to address the impact of technological change on track worker competencies
- Mitigating signal colour-misconceptions from prescription lenses worn by train drivers
- Reviewing current international practice in prevention of trespass and self-harm incidents on urban rail systems
- Understanding the underlying causes of slips, trips and falls in rail station environments – Stage 1 and Stage 2
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