We are delighted to announce that Gateways participates in the winning consortium carrying out a perennial research project on the “Station of the Future”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport!
The Station of the Future as an intermodal mobility platform
Train journeys don't start or end at train stations. How can station environments therefore be designed in such a way that travellers can manage the first and last mile of their journey even more comfortably? Intelligent links with other means of transit, but also increasing the attractiveness of train stations as places to stay, are important aspects in the transition towards more sustainable mobility. With the project "Station of the Future", the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), through the German Centre for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF) at the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA), has commissioned a consortium led by ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research to develop a modular catalogue of measures for this purpose.
"With regard to the preservation of train stations and their modernisation, various traveller profiles and demands should be taken into account and modality interchange options should be considered and implemented in order to achieve sustainable mobility,"
says mobility expert and consortium leader at ISOE, Jutta Deffner.
Sustainable mobility platforms, places with higher quality of stay
In the "Station of the Future" project, a research and practice team is investigating how train stations can be designed to become hubs for sustainable mobility.
"We are researching for a consistent change, away from the train station as a mere transport stop towards an integrated mobility platform that is an asset for travellers and guests. We also intend to systematically include the importance of design and appeal, safety and cleanliness into the measures we develop,"
says Jutta Deffner.
One goal of the project is therefore to identify measures to increase the attractiveness of train stations and their surroundings - by turning them into meeting points and places for gastronomy, leisure and culture.
The research term ends in February 2025. We look forward to an inspiring collaboration!
ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological ResearchFrankfurt (Lead)
and Gateways, Amsterdam.
German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr
German Centre for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF)Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung
German Federal Railway Authority (EBA)Eisenbahn-Bundesamt
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