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Product design for an on-board check-in system on the Tyne and Wear Metro for passengers travelling to Newcastle International Airport: interim paper

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov



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Summary. With the ever growing problem surrounding the increasing congestion on the roads and carbon emissions, new ways to travel are being investigated which are more efficient, environmentally friendly and economical. Metro railway services are a viable solution to this problem, however, the public still take a preference to travelling by automotive vehicles and it is therefore the aim to encourage people to utilise the metro services more frequently by offering a genuine incentive. The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light railway which serves a large population of the North East. The metro has a station located at Newcastle International Airport, however, the vehicle is poorly equipped to facilitate passengers travelling to the airport with luggage. This in turn results in passengers opting to travel by taxi or car as the impracticality of carrying luggage on-board the metro is too great. To help improve the utilisation of the Tyne and Wear Metro, particularly those travelling to Newcastle International Airport, this study has looked into the potential of offering passengers a solution to the inconvenience of carrying luggage on-board the metro by investigating into implementing an on-board check-in system on the current Tyne and Wear Metro vehicles. The main focus of this study will be the interior product design of facilitating such an idea, however, this interim report will be focussing on the current research and literature obtained before then discussing the methodology to be conducted in completing this study and a brief summary in the current work completed and the direction in which the study is heading.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Toal J, Marinov M

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2016

Pages: 12

Online publication date: 09/12/2016

Acceptance date: 23/06/2016

Institution: Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne