1. Smart railway stations (building part)
Within the construction part, we use the standard SBToolCZ methodology for the evaluation of smart buildings. The SBToolCZ methodology is based on three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic. Another aspect is the evaluation of the site. It is a comprehensive assessment of building quality, which sets the quality standards of the building through the individual pillars of sustainability, i.e. requirements for energy efficiency (envelope and building technology), materials used, water management, use of greenery, acoustic, lighting, indoor thermal comfort, barrier-free solution, safety, economic optimization throughout the building life cycle and facility management requirements (includes waste management).
The aim is to modify the building so that it is more sustainable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient and highly functional for each user.
2. Technological equipment of smart railway stations (technological part)
Security camera systems (automatic detection of critical / emergency situations)
Information and navigation systems (passenger display panels, platform and platform navigation systems)
Internal communication systems (SOS voices, radio, WiFi coverage)
Technology to support travellers with disabilities
Information kiosks / robots displaying tourist information, local advertising.
Smart applications for smartphones connected to information systems of smart stations
Virtual models of crisis situations (simulation of the evacuation of the station building, digital emergency plans, remote control of emergency vehicles)
Automation of internal processes of the station building (key management, access control, dispatching control)
Security management – solving crisis situations using predefined security plans presented using digital technologies based on available data (simulation and modelling of critical situations)
Call center (shared by several station buildings or service to carriers, information of all kinds)
The calculation of the categorization of railway stations is built from four elements:
1. Categorization of railway stations and stops (C)
Itself the outcome of the following elements :
Passenger frequency (A)
Number of trains stopping at the station (T)
Number of leading edges (P)
Total area of the railway station / stop (S)
Connection to other modes of transport (I)
2. Distance of railway stations and stops from the city-center (D)
3. Monument protection of railway stations and stops (HH)
This index identifies the station buildings that are subject to monument protection: if the building is a cultural monument, it lies in a monument zone, monument reserve or their protection zone. We attribute a high score in the classification, as any improvement of these buildings is associated with higher administrative and capital costs.
No monument protection: HH index = 0.8. Monument protection : HH index = 1.0.
4. Equipment and accessibility of railway stations and stops (FaA).
Obtained by multiplying the coefficient of accessibility and the coefficient of platform roofing.
Accessibility of the building
Accessibility of the platform
Accessibility to hearing impaired
Accessibility to visually impaired
Platform roofing – Y/N
The map enabled Ecoten to identify pilot projects (stations) :
This project also allowed us to define measures based on the Smart railway station methodology.
We integrated 3 categories of measures as described by the Smart railway station methodology:
Innovation HUB – place for work, meeting and relax. Measures – identification of suitable spaces, their extent and equipment
Digital HUB – integration of energy efficiency, renewable energy and generally technically advance solutions. Measures – identification and calculation of energy saving options, spaces for photovoltaic panels and CHPs (Combines Heat and Power plants)
Mobility HUB – clean mobility. Measures – Charging stations