Tag: station design


10

Jun 2016

New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

It was great to see the new control room at London Bridge Station go live in May.  CCD supported the design of the room as part of our work on the redevelopment of the station with WSP and Grimshaws. We helped the project with a participatory design process for the room through running a full scale mock-up trial with the Network Rail operations team along with the...

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New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

04

Oct 2014

Are virtual holographic assistants of value?

Our local station, Kings Cross, now has one of these holographic assistants reminding people not to take heavy luggage up the escalators but to use the lift instead. You will note that just to the right, at the bottom of the escalator, is a sign giving the same message. That sign has been there since the station reopened and, we can assume, has not had...

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12

Sep 2012

The Olympics and designing for the visitor experience

Visiting the Olympic Park and other venues for the Olympics and the Paralympics, a clear winner was how brilliantly managed they have been from the visitor perspective.  What lessons might be learned for airports, railway stations or other public spaces? The main pitfall that was avoided was long queues.  There was much in the press before the games about the likelihood of long queues at venues (and...

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The Olympics and designing for the visitor experience

02

May 2012

Railway stations as a destination

At the recent Railway Terminal Conference in Vienna, the focus was on what can railway stations learn from airports and how can the passenger experience be enhanced?  It is clear that railway stations, at least the mainline stations, have come a long way from being the dirty, unattractive places of years ago.  With the opening of St Pancras International and the new King’s Cross concourse...

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King's Cross Station

25

May 2011

Cable Car for London

Naked promotion of one of our current projects but we thought some might be interested to see the videos of the cable car that is coming to London next year We have been appointed to provide human factors to the Mace design team under URS/Scott Wilson


13

Aug 2010

New uses for railway stations

We’ve talked in this blog and in press articles about the potential for using station buildings or buildings near station for community or commercial uses – in part to promote better security by having more activity going on in or around the station. And here is a great example from Edge Hill station in Liverpool where a disused building in the station has been put...

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New uses for railway stations

21

Jun 2010

Our Top 10 Station Hates

Working on a number of station design projects prompted some lunch-time discussion at CCD on what we hate about stations – remembering we are all commuters as well as designers!  So here is our Top 10 hates about stations. 1. The way the design of stations means that groups of people congregate, with all their luggage, in the same place as the main flow of...

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Our Top 10 Station Hates

26

Mar 2010

It’s the small details that count as well in good station design

To work, stations must provide key elements such as a layout that allows passenger flow and facilities to an appropriate standard.  However, to deliver passenger satisfaction it is also the small details that count.  King’s Cross Station is currently being redeveloped and CCD are involved in providing the human factors support to the programme.  When going to the King’s Cross project offices on site we...

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It’s the small details that count as well in good station design

16

Mar 2010

How will HS2 impact on station design?

The announcement by the Government to proceed with High Speed 2 and place its main station at Euston raises some interesting questions about how the station will be redesigned to accommodate this. The masterplan being developed by Terry Farrell / Arup will be looking at how to deal with the huge trains coming and going but one of the main issues will be how will...

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How will HS2 impact on station design?