NODES (New Tools for Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges) was a three-year research European project, focusing on the efficient integration of public transport services. NODES built a toolbox to support European cities in the design and operation of new or upgraded interchanges, as a way to provide greater support, services and satisfaction to the travelers and users.
These tools were identified under five topics (which correspond to transport interchanges’ key functions):
- land use and infrastructure,
- intermodality and ICT,
- management and business models,
- energy and environment.
They were tested in nine European cities engaged in substantial development or upgrading activities, which provided a feedback loop for their improvement.
- Final Report Summary - NODES (New TOols for Design and OpEration of Urban Transport InterchaneS) available here
The project was funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport thought the FP7 Programme. It ran from October 2012 to September 2015.
For more information about the project, visit NODES' CORDIS page