South Devon Railway raise £870,000 in Coronavirus Appeal and receives Certificate of Recognition
UPDATED MARCH 24: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Rail freight surging to stock supermarket shelves
Industry, union officials join together to keep construction activities moving during coronavirus pandemic
UPDATED APRIL 2—Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response & impacts, COVID-19 pandemic
UPDATED MARCH 30: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic
How the rail sector fought Covid-19
Social licence is integral to infrastructure delivery: report
Post-Pandemic Travel – the Things You Need to Know
Stagecoach along Hessle Road
Passenger data systems supplier Zipabout says train operators should revise their emergency timetables based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand data, to ensure their reduced services can meet the needs of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘The necessary reduction in rail services due to coronavirus has helped protect staff and the industry, as well as preventing the number of unnecessary journeys made by the public’, said co-founder and Chief Product Officer Alex Froom on April 1.
‘However, there are still many people reliant on the public transport network to get to work. By introducing a flexible timetable based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand, operators will be able to continue running reduced services at the same time as serving those key workers who need it most.’
Zipabout observed a significant decrease in passenger interactions following the Prime Minister’s call for people to stop making non-essential travel. However, the reduction in train services has lead to a 25% increase in the number of people unable to find rail services to match their travel needs.
These estimates are based on travel intent data generated by the interactions of more than 150 000 people with Zipabout’s platform, which is used by organisations including National Rail Enquiries, LNER and ScotRail to provide live journey assistance and personalised travel updates.
Zipabout said the regions most affected include Dumfries & Galloway, Leicestershire and Swindon.
Technical Director and co-founder Daniel Chick said ‘these are challenging times for the transport industry, with many operators working round the clock to ensure rail services continue to run. Whilst our platform is able to provide this unique and unprecedented insight into real-time passenger demand, we are working hard to develop new ways to identify and assist key workers through personalised travel updates and end-to-end journey assistance’.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.