The NODES Toolbox was tested and validated in different application sites. All sites were engaged in substantial development and upgrading activities of interchanges.
The City of Toulouse carried out activities in the field of design, intermodality & ICT and management & business models. The level of accessibility of the interchanges and the quality of the services proposed to passengers with reduced mobility were increased. The level of intermodal information were proved and new P&R fares were developed.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham covered the areas of land use and infrastructure, design and intermodality & ICT. The main activities included the development of a detailed plan for the Snow Hill interchange, which complements the emerging Master and Policy Statements of the area. New passenger facilities were designed and passenger and pedestrian information products were developed.
Reading, United Kingdom
Reading focused on the areas of energy & environment and intermodality & ICT. Locally sourced materials to reduce CO2 emissions, a cycle hire scheme, secure cycling storage facilities and electric charging points were some of the aspects that were covered. In addition, multimodal real time information, pre-booking and integrated payments systems were also considered.
Budapest covered the areas of land use & infrastructure, design and intermodality & ICT. The main goals were to improve accessibility and increase the comfort level of connection transfers, providing a higher level of passenger information. Other possible developments like P&R and B&R functionalities were also considered.
The Dutch railways (NS) centered its activities in the re-developments of the stations in Utrecht, Rotterdam and Den Bosch, covering the areas of live design and management & business models out of a customer experience perspective. The stations were easier to understand and more efficiently ordered considering environmental and energy efficient measures. To assess which aspects the customer perceive as important, NS upgraded its station experience monitor.
The City of Rouen focused in one of its main interchanges in the historical city center, covering the areas of intermodality & ICT. The main objective was to improve information accessibility around the interchange. Further digitalization of the information was developed taking into account accessibility criteria for persons with reduced mobility.
Rome implemented applications in the field of intermodality & ICT. The main goal was to enhance the delivery of real-time information services to travelers at interchanges, through a wide range of devices. The information presents the different urban mobility options coordinated among the different modes of transport and their operators.
Thessaloniki was active in the areas of land use and infrastructure, intermodality & ICT and management & business models. Their activities took place in an interchange that is currently being developed. A land use plan was carried out and an impact assessment study was performed. The future needs and expectations of different target groups were considered and existing business models were assessed in order to select the most appropriate for the new interchange.
Osnabrück developed its activities in the field of intermodality & ICT and energy and environment. The objectives were to combine different environmental transport modes and to assess the energy balance and environmental friendliness of the interchange, considering charging infrastructure for different transport modes and other electromobility services.
The Osnabrück Interchanges