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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #21
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One under construction is Miami Central Station. Once completed it will not only house Amtrak, Tri-Rail, and Metrorail but it will also be connected to Miami International Airport via people mover and house a rental car facility. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

Here are some renderings/construction photos:




And another rail station connection between Metrorail and Tri-Rail (although more pathetic in comparison). This station is known as Metrorail/Tri-Rail and is also where Amtrak's Miami Station is located for now.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 09:55 AM   #22
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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.
For a better executed example see Berlin Südkreuz: There you never have to take more than one stair or escalator when changing trains.

The Majority of ppl like me who use Secaucus JCT switch form the lower Level to the Upper Levels ,so its a easy switch. They plan on expanding the station and adding Retail and Office space above the lower level lines and above the upper level lines. So it will become a transfer station , Mall , and Office Complex like in the original design. There are 2 mini Concourses allowing you to transfer between the lower level lines.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #23
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The Majority of ppl like me who use Secaucus JCT switch form the lower Level to the Upper Levels ,so its a easy switch. They plan on expanding the station and adding Retail and Office space above the lower level lines and above the upper level lines. So it will become a transfer station , Mall , and Office Complex like in the original design. There are 2 mini Concourses allowing you to transfer between the lower level lines.
I assume you do the switch twice, so once from lower to upper, and once in the reverse. How much time does it take?
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #24
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Millenium Station in Chicago which serves the Metra Electric Line and the South Shore Line. This station opened in 2007 and lies underneath Millenium Park and is connected to Chicago's pedway network.







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Old October 12th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #25
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I assume you do the switch twice, so once from lower to upper, and once in the reverse. How much time does it take?
Form the lower Diesel level to the Upper Electric levels it takes 5 mins , unless i stop to use the Bathroom or get a snack.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #26
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Downtown Minneapolis Ballpark in Minneapolis is the connecting point between the Hiawatha LRT (and the proposed Central LRT) and Northstar Commuter Rail.



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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:53 AM   #27
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My 2 Recent Secaucus JCT vids





Trains @

0:14 > Amtrak's Northeast to Boston South Station
Making Stops at , New York Penn Station , Stamford , Bridgeport , New Haven , New London , Kingston , Providence , Route 128 / Westwood , Back Bay and South Station


0:40 > Amtrak's Acela Express to Boston South Station
Making Stops at , New York Penn Station , Stamford , New Haven , Providence , Route 128 / Westwood , Back Bay and South Station


0:58 > NJT Montclair line to MSU
Making Stops at , Newark Board Street , Watsessing Avenue , Bloomfield , Glen Ridge , Bay Street , Walnut Street , Watchung Avenue , Upper Montclair , Mountain Avenue , Montclair Heights , Montclair State University


1:23 > NJT Northeast Corridor train to NYPenn
Making stops at , NYPenn


1:55 > NJT ??

2:30 > Amtrak's Northeast Regional to DC
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Metropark , Trenton , North Philly , Philly 30th Street , Wilmington , Baltimore , BWI Airport , New Carrelton and DC


3:04 > Amtrak's Acela Express to DC
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Metropark , Philly , Wilmington , Baltimore , BWI Airport , & DC


3:24 > NJT NEC train Arriving bound for NY Penn

4:01 > Amtrak's Keystone to Harrisburg
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Trenton , Philly , Paoli , Exton , Downingtown , Coatesville , Parkesburg , Lancaster , Middletown , Harrisburg


4:30 > Amtrak's Northeast Regional to DC
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Metropark , Trenton , Philly 30th Street , Wilmington , Baltimore , BWI Airport ,and DC


4:57 > NJT NEC train bypassing Secaucus JCT

5:20 > NJT NEC Train bypassing Secaucus JCT

5:50 > NJT NEC train Bypassing Secaucus JCT

6:15 > NJT NEC Train bypassing Secaucus JCT for NY Penn

6:40 > Amtrak's Northeast Regional to Boston
Making Stops at , New York Penn Station , Stamford , Bridgeport , New Haven , New London , Kingston , Providence , Route 128 / Westwood , Back Bay and South Station


7:10 > NJT departing to NY Penn Station

7:38 > NJT NEC to Jersey Avenue
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Elizabeth , Linden , Rahway , Metropark , Metuchun , Edison , New Brunswick , Jersey Avenue


7:56 : NJT NEC Bypassing Secaucus JCT for NY Penn

*Portal Switch Malfunctioned , forcing all outbound trains onto the inbound track

8:20 > NJT NJCL to Long Branch
Making Stops at , Newark Penn Station , EWR , Elizabeth , Linden , Rahway , Perth Amboy , South Amboy , Aberdeen-Matawan , Hazlet , Middletown , Red Bank , Little Silver , Long Branch


8:55 > NJT NJCL to Long Branch
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Elizabeth , Rahway , Perth Amboy , South Amboy , Aberdeen-Matawan . Long Branch


9:31 > NJT M&E to Dover
Making Stops at , Newark Board Street Station , East Orange , Orange , South Orange , Maplewood , Summit , Madison , Morristown , Dover


10:21 > NJT NEC to Jersey Avenue
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , EWR , Elizabeth , Linden , Rahway , Metropark , New Brunswick , Jersey Avenue


11:11 > NJT ???

11:58 > Amtrak's Acela Express
Making Stops at , Newark Penn , Metropark , Philly , Wilmington , Baltimore , BWI Airport , & DC


12:30 > NJT NEC departing to NY Penn Station

13:12 > NJT NEC departing to NY Penn Station
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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #28
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Re. Miami Central Station. Nice looking facility. But couldn't help but notice the enormous sq. footage devoted to auto parking vis a vis rail related infrastructure. A reality in No. America, I know, but it would refreshing to have that multi-story car park replaced by a shopping center, or a mixed use development (including housing) that would generate ridership that wouldn't need the last leg of their journey to be completed by the car.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #29
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Shanghai HongQiao Terminal

Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal, is the largest transport terminal in the world. HSR intercity rail services to Nanjing opened in 1 July 2010.

It consists of Airport terminal, 19 High Speed Rail Plaforms, 11 rail plaforms, 10 Maglev lines plaforms, High speed buses, 5 Metro lines, Carparks...

Railway Station size is about 240,000 sq. M

As High speed railway in China is still delevoping, it will become the strongest transport hub in the world.
Also, as the Hongqiao Airport closer to Shanghai City center(about 30min) than another Shanghai internationalAirport (Pu tong international airport, 1 hour), it gives more convenient way to international passengers.

In my view, as shanghai has such super transport hub, it will reduces the local airport needs to YangTze River Delta, as HSR serves very large area (HSR network to Nanjing and hangzhou so far).

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Hong Qiao Railway Station (Left side), Hongqiao Terminal 2 (Middle) and Hongqiaoa terminal 1 when in construction stage.


Railway Station Overview


Interchange to metro


Hongqiao metro Line 2. Plaform Screen Doors is installed.


Railway Station sitting area


Ticketing Area~~ Manual and Automatic ticketing services are availible





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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #30
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KL Sentral Station
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KL Sentral Station serves as a transfer point for major rail systems including KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, KTM Intercity, KTM Komuter, RapidKL LRT



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Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal

[QUOTE=honwai1983;65505355]Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal, is the largest transport terminal in the world. HSR intercity rail services to Nanjing opened in 1 July 2010.

It consists of Airport terminal, 19 High Speed Rail Plaforms, 11 rail plaforms, 10 Maglev lines plaforms, High speed buses, 5 Metro lines, Carparks...

Railway Station size is about 240,000 sq. M

As High speed railway in China is still delevoping, it will become the strongest transport hub in the world.
Also, as the Hongqiao Airport closer to Shanghai City center(about 30min) than another Shanghai internationalAirport (Pu tong international airport, 1 hour), it gives more convenient way to international passengers.

In my view, as shanghai has such super transport hub, it will reduces the local airport needs to YangTze River Delta, as HSR serves very large area (HSR network to Nanjing and hangzhou so far).

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Overall View


Hong Qiao Railway Station (Left side), Hongqiao Terminal 2 (Middle) and Hongqiaoa terminal 1 when in construction stage.

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Railway Station Overview

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Interchange to metro

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Hongqiao metro Line 2. Plaform Screen Doors is installed.

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Railway Station sitting area

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Ticketing Area~~ Manual and Automatic ticketing services are availible

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HSR Ticket from Hongqiao, Shanghai to Nanjing

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Re. Miami Central Station. Nice looking facility. But couldn't help but notice the enormous sq. footage devoted to auto parking vis a vis rail related infrastructure. A reality in No. America, I know, but it would refreshing to have that multi-story car park replaced by a shopping center, or a mixed use development (including housing) that would generate ridership that wouldn't need the last leg of their journey to be completed by the car.
The reason for the parking garage is because it is also supposed to house the Rental Car Center for Miami International Airport. The whole facility will be connected to the airport via the MIA Mover people mover.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #33
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I fail to understand the goal of this thread... of course all train stations have connections with other modes of transport, otherwise they would serve few people, so even the smallest train stations probably have some bus going there to take people around smaller towns or neighbourhoods far apart from the city centre/train station
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More of my Secaucus JCT madness









Up next , a Detailed Tour of Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal...
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Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Main Station - architects: Von Gerkan Marg & Partner
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So this is now the 'post your favorite station' thread?
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It's also connections between different modes of transport station.
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bus feeder services

Hello,

I hope this is an appropriate thread for this question.

I'm working on the development of a European High Speed Rail network and as part of this work I'm investigating the potential benefits of "feeder services" to HSR stations. This will enable greater accessibilty to HSR and spread the scheme benefits around the country, and increase demand for the scheme. I have already identified and am modelling the benefits of classic/traditional rail feeders i.e. timing exisitng local services to coincide with new HSR services at HSR stations. However, in areas where this is not possible (no railways) we would like to investigate bus/coach based feeder services.

Is anybody aware of any HSR stations internationally where a bus feeder service has been set up? I'm based in the UK and here we have Kent Fastrack, which serves Ebbsfleet HSR station. I would like to find more such examples internationally so I can contact the devlopers to understand their business cases and design principles. I expect this is more likely in locations where the classic rail system is underdeveloped.

So if anyone can think of a new bus system, established to support HSR please let me know, I would be very grateful.

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I could imagine that you'd fine something like that on the newer Spanish HSLs, where some stations are in the middle of nowhere and a decent coach network exists. As it is Spain, I wouldn'd expect coordinated schedules or so...
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