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TOC Ability: Designing Intelligent Mobility

Blueprint for improved travel for disabled passengers

TOC Ability is a new digital platform providing a blueprint for removing barriers to travel for disabled passengers. The £1.4 million TOC Ability research and development project has today released its final report, which shows how digital technology can be harnessed to enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of rail services for disabled customers.

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iLIDS Research – Part 1

Capturing and sharing accurate train consist information:

‘iLIDS’ stands for ‘Interactive Locations and Intelligent Digital Signage’. It is part of the Department for Transport’s £9m Innovate UK ‘Accelerating Innovation in Rail’ programme under which Enable iD, The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Arriva UK Trains and research partners the University of Surrey are researching, developing and testing new technology to improve information, safety and accessibility on railway station platforms.

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Department for Transport Backs Interactive Train Station Technology

Interactive Locations and Intelligent Digital Signage (iLIDS)

The Department for Transport has awarded UK technology company, Enable International, together with The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Arriva UK Trains and research partners the University of Surrey, funding through its £9m Innovate UK ‘Accelerating Innovation in Rail’ programme. The money will be used to research, develop and test new technology to improve information, safety and accessibility on railway station platforms.

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Enabling Intelligent Trains

‘Smart-train’ Passenger Counting & Real-time Information System Successfully Piloted by Chiltern Railways

“It’s been fantastic to be able to engage train staff and passengers in testing a system that reconciles real-time information from individual carriages with timetabled train services.” 

Chris Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer, Enable iD

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Enable iD Helps Arriva Trains With Winning Data Strategy

Leading train company operators granted innovation funding:

Three leading train operating companies, Arriva UK Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western, have been awarded access to a £6m collaborative innovation fund as a result of entering RSSB’s Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15).

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