Increasing rail transport demand around the world is prompting more infrastructure development in urban, commuter and highspeed rail systems. The creation of new stations and the renewal of older ones are integral to this multifaceted global undertaking.
As arrival–departure points and intermodal passenger transport hubs, stations enable connectivity and thus mobility throughout cities, regions and countries. Today, digital technology enhanced design and engineering know-how are delivering fully accessible passenger stations with better navigability and experience-enriching aspects. Innovative people-centric schemes, such as the formation of intuitive circulation paths and daylight-filled, spacious interiors, are creating welcoming station spaces.
What will be the role of stations as cities grow and passenger demand continues to rise? How will stations contribute to expanding communities throughout the world?
For existing and emerging stations to be future ready, they must incorporate the features and operational capabilities that fulfill passenger expectations for efficient and enjoyable train travel. Many stations already facilitate social and commercial activities by providing places where people can meet, eat and shop. As cities struggle to accommodate growing populations, urban Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plans will utilize stations as centerpieces and magnets for 21st-century residential and commercial development. By assuming these roles, stations can advance their own evolvement and contribute to the overall livability of cities.
At WSP, we strive to design and shape resilient stations that will endure far into the future. By leveraging our worldwide multidisciplinary expertise to tackle complex projects, we continue to address current needs, push past boundaries and deliver envisioned outcomes.
Here is an in-depth look at diverse projects we have undertaken to advance rail travel throughout the world.