Transportation networks are incredibly complicated, dynamic systems.

Optimising one part of the network might have unexpected consequences – for example, increasing the frequency of trains through a station only to find that passengers cannot physically board the trains on time or may have a longer wait, creating crowding.

Additionally, seeing in real-time how people, buses, and trains are interacting across a network – for example, to overcome a service cancelation or to adapt to crowding from a football match – means that operators, cities, and passengers alike can benefit from seeing the entire network in a single place.

Flow Monitoring

  • Monitors traffic flow through bus and rail transportation networks, helping identify bottlenecks and enabling operators to optimise their network service.

  • In real-time, this can help operators reroute traffic in case of an issue on one part of the network, and also to predict where more vehicles may need to be deployed to meet demand.

  • Supports long-term scenario and resource planning

  • Uses cameras and AI to count the number of passengers moving through specific points on a transport network, such as bus stops and train stations.

  • Passenger flow technology is being used to help passengers understand how crowded a mode of transport is.

  • Helps operators better manage passages' flows in real-time and predict future issues based on historical insights.

The data collected from the service is then analysed within the 360Motion platform to optimise traffic via real-time planning, timetabling, crew management, and other value-added services. We then use this data to produce a range of predictive analysis, including optimum scheduling, arrival times, and passenger demand.

The benefits:

  • Optimised Connectivity: Advanced traffic and vehicle flow management for bus and train networks.

  • Faster, Safer people flows: People flow management across bus/train/stations.

  • 360° Insights: Provides real-time data to passengers and operators regarding service availability, crowding levels, and predicted demand.

See how we are working with AMT on their congestion monitoring system project.

If you want to find out more about how you can optimise both passenger and vehicle flow, contact us: Rail.Enquiries@Hitachirail.com