The GETAWAY Project - Improving Passenger Evacuation Techniques in Railway Stations (and Other Transport Hubs)

As there is a continuous move towards larger and more complex surface and sub-surface railway station environments, the safe evacuation of increasing numbers of travellers has become a priority. The complexity of station geometries, often incorporating interconnectivity between routes, means that safe evacuation routes will become less obvious. The GETAWAY project was conceived to provide additional clarification and guidance for the evacuation of large numbers of persons within a railway station during an emergency, such as that caused by a fire. It utilises existing monitoring systems such as fire detectors and CCTV cameras, combined with specially developed decision making software and active dynamic signage systems. The objective is to assist the station management with systems to safely evacuate persons away from the incident and to a place of safety as quickly and as reliably as possible. Initial trials have already demonstrated the potential benefits of the system and further trials are planned in 2014.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2014 3:41PM