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Station & Stop Developments supplement 2015

Posted: 30 June 2015 |

In our latest free-to-view Station & Stop Developments Supplement, David Rowe, Head of Borough Projects & Programmes at TfL and Erica Ward, Accessibility Office at WYCA, look at improving accessibility at stops in London and West Yorkshire respectively, and Anne Kiernan, Chief Architect from RPA, provides details about constructing and developing tram stops in Dublin…

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  • Improving accessibility at stops and stations in London
    Millions of people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life use Transport for London’s (TfL’s) services every day, writes David Rowe – TfL’s Head of Borough Projects and Programmes. Making sure that our passengers can easily access our services is one of TfL’s biggest priorities and we have made huge strides in recent years to ensure that London’s transport network is one of the most accessible in the world. In fact, London has the largest accessible bus network of any city on the planet, serving the entire Greater London area and running to key towns over the boundary into neighbouring counties…
  • Accessible bus stations and stops make travel easier in West Yorkshire
    Almost 185 million journeys are made by bus each year in West Yorkshire, UK. West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is committed to making travel easier and more convenient for everyone, including people whose mobility is impaired. As Erica Ward, Accessibility Officer at WYCA explains, this includes developing accessible bus stations and bus stops…
  • Preserving historic landscapes but introducing modern designs
    Luas Cross City is a project in Dublin which exemplifies one of the fundamental aspects of light-rail – the integration of rail infrastructure into the urban realm, which in this case comprises an historic city core. The task for the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) was to extend the existing Green Line along an axis extending south to north through important historic urban realm and internationally acclaimed public buildings. As Chief Architect at RPA Anne Kiernan explains, this required an integrated approach to urban design, landscape design, architecture and conservation. The aim was to make a positive contribution to the urban fabric of the city. Recognition of this aim as a core principle of light-rail infrastructure design is an integral part of RPA’s mission to bring light-rail and bus rapid transit public transport to Dublin and elsewhere…

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