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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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MISC | Intermodal Connections

The idea: to get good examples on integration between different transport modes in modern way. More presicely the cases where there has been junction but no station. I mean such places like rail over rail, rail over road or vice versa where is train station built. I think one example could be Secaucus Junction in New York.

I want to promote to build train station to place where railway goes over major road served by important trolley/bus lines to several locations. At now there isn't any stop for trains but it would add lot's of benefit's to PT users.

So I would like to see examples from around the world. Links to pages in different language than English are welcome. If possible please add station layouts and of course data like main arguments for building, budget etc is welcome. Also please add if you know some good examples how
shopping is integrated to home/work commuting(railway stations as shopping centers).
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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The idea: to get good examples on integration between different transport modes in modern way. More presicely the cases where there has been junction but no station. I mean such places like rail over rail, rail over road or vice versa where is train station built. I think one example could be Secaucus Junction in New York.

I want to promote to build train station to place where railway goes over major road served by important trolley/bus lines to several locations. At now there isn't any stop for trains but it would add lot's of benefit's to PT users.
Zürich Hardbrucke is a nice example. A busy overpass, with two trolleybus lines (offering about a bus every 3 minutes). The trains station has three platforms with four tracks, and you can get from each platform to each bus bay directly. A transfer from bus to train only takes a minute or os:




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So I would like to see examples from around the world. Links to pages in different language than English are welcome. If possible please add station layouts and of course data like main arguments for building, budget etc is welcome. Also please add if you know some good examples how
shopping is integrated to home/work commuting(railway stations as shopping centers).
Tight integration of different transportation modes and functions in one transportation hub is the norm in many places around the world. Japan probably has the best examples. But you'll find that most railway stations in countries like Switzerland or Germany are integrated.

A small example of a rural station in Switzerland:



Trains stop every half hour in both directions. It's a single track line, so just one platform for trains, behind the building. You can just make out a train leaving in the back. In front of the building is the bus bay. Bus schedules are coordinated with the train schedules, with a connection time of only a few minutes. In the building is a convenience store and a news agent.

The main railway hubs in Switzerland hacve now all been rebranded "railcity" and form integrated transportation hubs with lots of shopping facilities.

Bern main station for example:


In the middle the mainline tracks. Below that platform access, shops (including two grocery stores) and a suburban railway station. On top more shops and a bus station, and a big car park.
The tram stops in front.

This form of integration is the norm in Switzerland. What is also the norm is tariff integration, so when changing modes you don't have to buy a new ticket first.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:10 AM   #3
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France, Paris, Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. Gare multimodale RER/TGV

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A la fin on voit un TGV normal couplé avec un TGV Duplex. Les systèmes d'accroches sont identiques.


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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #4
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Shanghai's Hongqiao Station connects to Hongqiao Airport, CRH and the subway.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #5
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Newark Airport Station is served by New Jersey Transit and Amtrak Trains (the station is connected by monorail to the airport):






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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #6
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TF Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island (just outside of Boston) is supposed to get its own commuter rail station which will be connected thru a elevated walkway. The new station will include a four-level, 3,500-space garage with facilities for airport car rental companies and park and ride commuters. It is supposed to be open on October 27.






Article on the TF Green Airport train station:

http://www.dot.state.ri.us/documents...planeprojo.pdf

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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #7
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Jamaica Station in Queens, New York is served by LIRR Trains, Airtrain JFK (which connects to JFK Airport), and the NYC Subway lines E, J, and Z.







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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #8
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VENICE: Piazzale Roma- Tronchetto



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In this area running up "vaporetto" water bus,turistic interregio & urban bus,taxi and boat taxi and finally cruise,merchant ferries and passenger ship....

In front of the "mall" there are a railway station,parking and a lot of market...
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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #9
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THE HAGUE CENTRAL STATION

The Hague Central Station (Den Haag Centraal Station) is a terminus station built in the 1970s. So: lots of dark concrete and fluorescent lighting.

The station building (which stands perpendicular to the railway tracks) is a bit of a brute with a terminal at its feet.

The trains come into the terminal building at ground level, East to West. The trams come into the terminal building on a viaduct at level +1, North-South. The bus platform sits partially outside the terminal building at level +1, just behind the tram viaduct. The buses also enter the station on a viaduct.

Here are some photos to illustrate the situation:





Click here for the location on Google Maps.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 12:32 AM   #10
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Penn Station - New York (Serves New Jersey Transit, LIRR, and Amtrak)





Secaucus Junction - (serves as a transfer point for NJT Commuter Trains)





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Market East Station in Philadelphia which replaced the Reading Terminal. It serves SEPTA's Regional Rail, Market–Frankford Subway/EL, Broad–Ridge Spur, and PATCO services to New Jersey. The entire station is part of a mall known as the Gallery at Market East.




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Old October 9th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #12
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Meadowlands Station in New Jersey was built to serve Giant Stadium and the new Meadowlands shopping complex. It is served by New Jersey Transit trains.




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Old October 9th, 2010, 04:37 AM   #13
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Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub (or Salt Lake Central Station) is served by Amtrak, UTA TRAX light rail, Frontrunner Commuter Rail, and Greyhound Lines Bus services.


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Secaucus Junction - (serves as a transfer point for NJT Commuter Trains)
Looking at the map of Secaucus Junction I see that to get from tracks 2/3/A/B to tracks E/F/G/H you need to go up to the concourse again and then down again. There is no direct connection between the platforms even though the station layout would permit one to be installed. For a transfer station that is not optimal.
For a better executed example see Berlin Südkreuz: There you never have to take more than one stair or escalator when changing trains.

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Looking at the map of Secaucus Junction I see that to get from tracks 2/3/A/B to tracks E/F/G/H you need to go up to the concourse again and then down again. There is no direct connection between the platforms even though the station layout would permit one to be installed. For a transfer station that is not optimal.
Eh, well blame the architect/structural engineer.

Anyways here is Atlantic Terminal which serves as the terminus for LIRR's Atlantic Branch and is also served by the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, D, N, and R trains of the NYC Subway. On top of the station complex is a few retail outlets including an urban Target store.




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This blog post discusses a few inter-modal stations.
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Penn Station - New York (Serves New Jersey Transit, LIRR, and Amtrak)
You know, I think posting Penn Station in a thread where "modern" is a criterion is a bannable offense...
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You know, I think posting Penn Station in a thread where "modern" is a criterion is a bannable offense...
Well it is "modern" though clearly it isn't the best example. The original Penn Station was demolished back in 1963.
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I think Amsterdam Schiphol is a good example. Basically it is the airport's shopping area with the customs area at one side, the bus stops on the other side and the railway station underneath.

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Schiphol railway station is a major passenger railway station in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. It is located directly beneath the terminal complex of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and is operated by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The station's three platforms are accessible via twelve escalators and three elevators located in the main concourse of the airport (Schiphol Plaza). The original station was opened in 1978, and the current station was opened in 1995. It connects the airport to Amsterdam and to various others cities in the Netherlands, as well as to Belgium, Germany and France.
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Well it is "modern" though clearly it isn't the best example. The original Penn Station was demolished back in 1963.
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