The store&go+ was a prototype development of an automatic goods and luggage depot system for future public-transport stations to be carried out within the framework of a virtual process simulation and system visualisation.

Client: bmvit, ways2go, 4th call for tenders

Duration: October 2012 to September 2014 (24 months)

Project partners: FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH; FH-St.Pölten Forschungs GmbH; ÖBB-Infrastrukturr AG ; TGW Mechanics GmbH

Project description: In order to increase the attractiveness and performance of transport systems, a future effective design of transport stations is an important success factor for public transport. At the intermodal junctions, the necessary transfer services must not only be provided in as short a time as possible, but also all connected modes of transport must be increasingly used for the comfortable, temporary storage of luggage or shopping bags. However, due to their structure and design conventional locker systems are inefficient in terms of space use and not easy to handle for all groups of people. The enormous variety of sizes of temporarily stored goods or luggage leads directly to large-volume systems and uneconomical lay-outs.

The “store&go+” research project was to develop and implement the prototype of an innovative luggage-storage system as part of an “experimental development”. The store&go+ is­ characterised both by a volume-adaptive container technology and by a new type of rack and storage conveyor technology in the buffer storage of baggage.­ Directly addressed were quality objectives for effective storage as well as service, performance and comfort objectives for passenger transport, from which new rail and other transport services can be derived directly at future transport stations. As an intelligent logistics solution, ­the innovation store&go+ addresses the improvement of the infrastructure in passenger transport of all modalities of public space as well as the parcel handling of intermodal-freight transport.

Contact: DI Dr. Bernhard Rüger