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Estimates of station usage in Great Britain

07 December 2017

Last week, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published their Estimates of Station Usage for 2016/17.

Over the last six years, Steer Davies Gleave has supported the ORR in producing these estimates and implementing, along the way, various methodological improvements to address known weaknesses.  

Tags: Rail, Stations
Region: UK & Ireland

Vertical movement

14 September 2017

When thinking about moving groups of people from one destination to another, trains, buses, and airplanes are usually the first things that come to mind. Often overlooked, however, is how large groups of people navigate vertically through our urban environments. How do crowds access and move through stations? How should we design elevator systems for large office buildings? How can we plan for more unique purpose elevators?  

The first/last mile challenge at Indian railway stations

23 March 2017

India’s railway network is one of the largest in the world comprising 92,081 km of track and 7,216 stations, carrying 22 million passengers a day and 1.1 billion tons of freight annually¹. Due to its prominent role in the infrastructure landscape of the country there have been many Government-led initiatives to invest in the network and station infrastructure.

Tags: Rail, Stations
Region: Asia Pacific

The key to India’s station redevelopment programme

23 March 2017

Many of us use rail stations daily, but how often do we stop to consider their role beyond their basic function of going from one point to another?

Whether large or small, they play an important role in the social lives of our cities. They can be meeting places, places to shop (and increasingly to collect online purchases), places to eat and drink and even places for temporary events. In fact, as libraries and town halls are so rarely built these days, stations and interchanges have become one of the last remaining opportunities for civic place-making.

Movement Matters United Kingdom 2017

22 February 2017


Movement Matters is a series of inspirational seminars, debates and workshops, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring how transport shapes and influences places, people and economies.

Drawing on experience from international leaders in transport, government and related industries, we share insights and debate opportunities and challenges. Our series of events spans the UK and America, with sessions planned in London, Manchester, Leeds, Los Angeles, Boston and New York.

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