Multi-service hub railway stations
This project is part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility network, which aims to bring together consortia of cities, NGOs, academic institutions and/or commercial partners to initiate projects that engage people on the topics of urban mobility and public realm.
About this process
This process belongs to Citizen engagement projects
This project promotes temporary tactical interventions in two railway stations in Madrid and Milan and tests their impacts by means of participatory evaluation tools.
Today, Europe’s major railway stations are mobility hubs that support several transport users, not just rail commuters. Planners are required to revise design criteria and standards to keep up with the increased demand on services. To this end, the project aims at defining upgraded criteria for designing railway stations as multiservice hubs. To help planners deliver seamless connections between multiple users, the RAISE_UB project will conduct experiments and initiate interventions to gauge responses to various scenarios and find out what works best.
Commuters that frequent two railway stations –- Milano Rogoredo and Madrid Chamartin – will be asked to participate in the project. An online platform to collect data on users’ perceptions of the changes will be created and will also engage people in the test beds. Additionally, an intervention roadmap and design principles that include recommendations on how to improve the intermodality of different transport types will be a key output.