Public transport has been perceived to be an infection hotspot due to the large numbers of people being in enclosed spaces. Our experts have collaborated with various specialists to estimate the risk of infection from Covid-19 on rail.
The Covid-19 outbreak has presented us all with many challenges, and we have seen the number of rail passengers fall dramatically. RSSB is supporting the rail industry to attract passengers back to rail by undertaking work in the area of crowd simulation, to identify risk of infection from Covid-19 per average passenger journey. Here we share the preliminary results of our findings and detail what we hope to do with the results and research in the near future.