Suburban railways around the world are experiencing a rapid increase in use. While this is a welcome development as an alternative to road congestion, higher passenger densities – particularly during peak times of the day – can impact train punctuality, crowding, accessibility and passenger comfort.
For this project, SensiLab collaborated with the Mobility Design Lab within The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) to simulate how a series of innovative new features in the design of a train carriage affected these factors. Using game engine software to replicate human interactions, design features such as additional doors at peak periods and different carriage layouts, were tested. This research was extended with MADA and the Faculty of Arts to model more nuanced human interactions and behavior in order to examine individual passenger experiences.