Thematic category of idea:
Business Models, Legislation
Transport System: Bus Metro Tram Train
What is the aim of the idea?: Increases satisfaction of the users of the public transport Increases satisfaction of the employers of public transport
Created: 4 years ago
Created by: Yvonne Hoogendoorn
1. Problem: At the waiting areas of public transportation people get cold 2. The solution can be: improved windscreens or wind braking mechanisms 3. Positive effects will be customer satisfaction. 4. Return on investments: The revenue of displayed commercials on windscreens and through sales to other public and private markets.
Here are some ideas about windscreens to keep the traveler out of the wind for more comfort! Problem 1. At all stations and waiting areas everybody gets cold so it is unpleasant to travel. Here are some ideas for NS and ProRail and Randstad Rail in the Netherlands and other transport companies abroad in Europe to improve the climate conditions in waiting rooms and on station platforms. Solutions 2. The solution can be windscreens from glass or other transparent materials or wind brakes or a combination of the two. Wind brakes large and small screens are made of windproof mesh such as the very good Messcher industrial mesh walls; See http://www.messcher.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/brochure-Panelen-en-staanders-Guard.pdf. The solution should keep as much as possible people out of the wind. 3. An additional option is also to catch the wind at the large openings with a large fan in a fence of windproof gauze and convert wind energy into electric energy to warm the wind flow. Dutch wind energy expert Jaap Langenbach could advise on whether this is a feasible option. He may be asked for consultancy for windscreens. Next I will describe possible scenarios to develop a solution. 3.1. For the newly developed movable plastic windscreens, hollow frames could be made, which can be installed from top to bottom, with separate giant screwdrivers that fit into separate chassis. 3.2. The chassis is inserted into the floor of the station or the waiting area via threaded pins in drilled holes with tubes, where the threaded pins are turned in. 3.3. The floor holes can be drilled through, for example, http://www.turak.nl/boren/?gclid=CP6MiO69tdMCFcm6GwodWf8Org. 3.4. The posts that need to be rotated could be delivered via http://www.messcher.nl 3.5. The chassis for the plastic windscreens consists of a bin in the ground, containing a series of hollow spaces at the right distance, which is the distance between the frame sides of the plastic screens. 3.6. If you need attachments for four screens, there must be eight small hollow spaces in which screw edges are applied, so that the long screw pole inserted through the frame edges can be screwed into the bin compartment. 3.7. All screens have the same size and can be attached to each other with a single hooks on the frame on one side and on the other side hooks to insert hooks, sliding the screen frames together or hooking each other. 3.8. Because each screen has a frame on either side, or a hollow tube through which a thin screw pole is inserted, to be fastened to the bottom of the floor bin, there must be two screw holes in the floor bin for one screen. 3.9. Since it may be possible to connect multiple screens to each other and screw them into the bin, for example, four screw holes require four screw holes. 3.10. A four-hole bowl could be the standard tray and if you want more screens, a second bowl can be placed next to it. 3.11. The bins themselves should be properly anchored so that they can be firmly seated in the ground and a screw construction could be developed so that the possibility of expanding or just reducing the number of screen parts can be realized in a reasonably simple way. 3.12. For unused screw holes in the floor bin, screw able covers should be available. 3.13. Also for the floor holes, flat screw caps should be available for periods when the screens and trays have been moved. 3.14. Every year the bins and screw holes and screw posts should be checked and maintained by the service department. 3.15. The ability to place rails on the edge of the bin, in order to facilitate the movement of the screens, can also be investigated. 3.16. In case of additional support for the screens in very open places, this should be considered in the overall design plan. 3.17. Floor construction: Aa-Dee Machinefabriek Staalbouw The Netherlands, e.g. can make the floor construction, see http://aa-dee.com/windscherm-op-station-wormerveer. The floor bin is covered with rubber floor tiles, also around the screen rubber floor tiles which are at the same level as the station floor or waiting room floor and this becomes a wider layer of at least two rows of rubber tiles around the screens so that visually impaired people can feel with their guide that there is an object that has to be taken into account 3.18. There may optionally be replaceable special rubber-resistant tiles with ribs, which allows blind and partially sighted people to find information in braille above those tiles on windscreen. See, for example, the website: http://www.securitontegels.nl Testing solutions 4. a. If necessary, heat recovery units of: "R-vent", the SRA series, are something to test. The R-vent SRA series is expanded with a range of heat recovery units, which can be selected from a R-vent SRA Advance or a RW-SRA Roto heat exchanger. B. Or the "Andrews ASF fan" assortment, which can be used for cooling, delivering fresh air, removing harmful fumes, or for air circulation in applications where a large volume of air is required. They are often used in tunnels, warehouses, parking garages, factories, sports halls, workshops, construction sites, tents and many other applications. The BAM Construction and Engineering company may have experience with air currents on construction sites and can make a valuable contribution here: http://www.bam.com/en/over-bam/project-webcams 5. If tests show that wind currents can be regulated via curved constructions or by changing angles, the windscreens at the inputs and outputs of stations can get an extra top of construction and instead of plastic there will be a thin cold curved glass of https: // movares.nl can be used, which newly developed glass structures have already been used for station tasks, see: https://www.glasinbeeld.nl/wpcontent/uploads/Constructive-glas-Koud-gebogen-glas-1.pdf Business model 6. Possibly, the public transportation suppliers concerned may jointly invest in a separate new company which develops the solution against excessive wind on waiting areas and platforms. New developed ideas can be suitable for a patent, like on the windscreens. The company develops the patent and the idea, supplies and maintains the solution. There are probably also selling opportunities for these solutions to companies, both nationally and internationally, such as catering companies and also to private persons. This will ease a better return on investment. 7. The project can be set up in cooperation with, for example, a windscreen company such as http://www.ydema.nl/overige-products/windschermen to develop and test the windscreens, both the frames and the plastic screens. The attached example of plastic screens of windscreen company Ydema is on their website http://www.ydema.nl. 8. The return on investment can be further improved through advertising revenues and through joint sales of the screens to catering companies as well to private individuals who want a windscreen in the garden or companies that also need windscreens. If necessary, large companies can be registered in advance or they want to pre finance this project and, for example, these sponsoring companies receive, for example, advertising rights of Placing and positioning the solution on the platform 9. The positioning of the solution on the platform should be effective to deliver optimal impact on the wind on platforms or tunnels, wide and small. The latter mostly give extra high windspeeds in small cavities. The correct angle to position a solution can be of importance if so it is subject of further exploration on location. Maintenance and improvement 10. There should be an advertised telephone number or website available to report damages. 11. A cleaning service must be used to clean the screens on stations and waiting rooms on a regular basis. 12. Travelers would like to see improvement: See https://forum.ns.nl/op-station-17/erg-koud-op-utrecht-cs-information-recovery-very-moeilijk-20178 and in the above forum complaints about cold on The station and the response to waiting for example in the shopping area is not enough because the cold is often just where there are no shops, like in the waiting areas on the platforms and large walkways to NS and bus platforms. This is because of the big openings where trains and buses run off and on, just waiting for the passengers. At the tram / bus stop at Ypenburg station in The Hague in the Netherlands, you can still wait outside the waiting tunnel than it stands because the tunnel itself works on a cold ride and a single screen on both sides would hold a lot of traffic. At Breda Station in the Netherlands, it's really cold and in all the big spaces and especially on the platforms for trains and buses, see the big spaces on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss1DjXauUKc19. The above idea appears today to belong to the ten most nominated ideas for the public award because of the support from the public panel jury. Therefore, the plan after the speed dating with coaches is further expanded and adapted to describe how it is possible to realize is. Positive effects 13. The solution protects passengers and employees against cold and wind in busy places in stations and open waiting areas. This protection may also prevent staff from getting a cold or worse and stay sick at home. If this makes it more enjoyable to travel by train and buses and trams, eventually more travelers will leave the car at home preserving a clean environment and mitigate a traffic jam. 14. Secondary effect with the solution is the possibility to display information to increase service and travel information, which improves customer satisfaction. With the electric energy, any projection on the big screens can be supported. 15. The current prices of advertising on stations can be the basis for the price of advertising. In time laps more commercials can be projected! The advertising agencies that advertise today on Dutch stations can also use this new way of advertising in the Netherlands. See the website for this: Http://www.exterionmedia.com and http://www.exterionmedia.com/en/onze-mogelijkheden/waar-wilt-uverteren/landelijk-adverteren/doelgroep-packages 16. These should be tested for weather and wind resistance and all kinds of contamination that may be expected. With the Dutch TNO, see https://www.tno.nl/en and technical universities, consultations can take place how and by whom the various tests can be performed best. First screen screens must be placed in multiple places before screens are placed in a variety of safe places; In which positions with which width of a row of screens is kept as close as possible, and whether the material is strong enough against strong wind currents. 17. The implementations can take place over a period of several years, giving priority to the busiest places. 18. This could be projected to ceilings of everything through a projection system, which could be advertising or information or if there is a national sports match or event, projection can be projected on it, etc. See for example glass screens from: http: // www .windscreenbv.com / types-windscreens / terraces-exclusive and: https://www.metalura.nl/wind screens and for projection on glass: http://smartcinesolutions.nl Project management 19. Coordination of the project: ABT is a multidisciplinary engineering company, address: Arnhemsestraatweg 358, 6881 NK Velp and this agency could coordinate the project, given their experience with major locations, see the website: https://www.abt.eu/organisation /kennisgebieden/bouwfysica.aspx: "Too high or just too low temperatures, trip, contaminated air and leaks. But too much direct sunlight, lack of daylight, fungus and noise: it's all things that seem to be innocent in themselves, but which negatively affect human health. And it's all things to be avoided. " copyrights y.hoogendoorn 2017