Railway traveller

An Entrepreneur won Innovate UK funding to predict the flow of people travelling through London’s main rail services.

With our support, and using data from station cameras, he developed AI based flow predictions for Network Rail station staff. This led to a major contract across all Network Rail High Speed 1 rail services.

The outcome is the ability to use real-time information about the numbers of people boarding and alighting trains to predict numbers boarding and alighting further along each journey.

This allows station managers to anticipate when numbers are going to be high enough to warrant additional flow management measures required to keep people safe, and to prevent avoidable delays to trains, in time for the necessary resources and support to be put in place.

 

Managing flows in train stations