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Utformning av ändstationer för automatbana mellan Luleå Centrum och bostadsområdet Kronan
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis deals with the conceptual design of end stations to a proposed automatic train ride between Luleå city and the residential area Kronan in Luleå. Public transport is a thing for the future and working systems is a requirement when new cities are built. Today’s public transport need large subsidies from taxpayers and many system carries only a fraction of their costs. NoWait Transit AB and ReRail AB possesses a new train concept that are considered to be cheaper, more environmentally friendly and with a lowered maintenance. The thesis started with an analysis of the companies and Luleå municipality current status, giving a better understanding of the NoWait train concept, which is a new concept based on continuous operation like an escalator. This is made possible by turning the cars almost 90° angle when entering the station to reduce the speed to one-tenth and let the passengers get on and off at a low speed. The track is built above existing infrastructure with lightweight structures and standard components to reduce cost and time of the construction. The propulsion of the cars is coming from linear motors placed along the track which reduces maintenance and energy consumption compared to a regular subway system. An analysis of competitors and similar system was also conducted, giving a better understanding of rapid transit systems, driverless metros and the difference between regular train systems and NoWait’s train system. Based on the initial analyzes and together with the companies, a product specification was created to specify the criteria for the stations. To adapt the NoWait system to a smaller city like Luleå the continuous operation were cancelled and instead letting the train go back and forth between the stations with a small pause at each station. Other examples of criteria were: Unmanned stations, allow protection from bad weather conditions and cars and platform at the same height. When the first part of the product specification process was finished three early station concepts were created based upon the expressions: ”Simple & Smart”, ”Norrbottnisk” and ”Modern”. From the three concepts further development was needed and three more analyzes were conducted with focus on security, accessibility and usability. These led to a better understanding of the situations that may occur at a stations like this, and also some new criteria for the product specification, like: Barrier between platform and track and make possible for easy orientation in the building. The result of this thesis are two different station concepts with recommendation for locations and line-drawing between them. The two stations were entitled ”Centrumstationen” for the city station and ”Kronanstationen” for the station located in the residential area of Kronan. The main reason for creating two different stations was due to the planned travel centre in Luleå. If this NoWait track is built the city station will just be a temporary building until the travel center is completed, then the station will move and be a part of the center. Therefore this concept was created to claim as little space as possible while still meeting most of the criteria in the product specification. However the other station concept can be built as a full scale station using all the design features created to solve problems based on the criteria in the product specification. This station also includes a service area to analyze and maintain the train. Finally some advice how to use this thesis for future stations are provided.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Tåg, stationer, utformning, NoWait, ReRail, design, koncept, station, Kronan, Luleå
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49738Local ID: 70da5e40-1e82-45a0-9455-c31f47092bceOAI: diva2:1023084
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20130605 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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