Entrepreneurial Station Management: Lessons from a Pan-European Study



Entrepreneurial Station Management: Lessons from a Pan-European Study

Authors

DAMEN M, RIGO Research en Advies and KOOLEN R, Transport Research Centre, The Netherlands

Description

European railway stations are on the move. Much is being built and rebuilt. The sup- ply of goods, services and entertainment at and near to stations is growing. Wherever construction is not yet going on, train operators, property developers and local gov

Abstract

European railway stations are on the move. Much is being built and rebuilt. The sup- ply of goods, services and entertainment at and near to stations is growing. Wherever construction is not yet going on, train operators, property developers and local gov- ernments often turn out to be involved in plans for the radical renovation of the sta- tion. Whence the sudden interest in the railway station? In this paper an explanation is given by enumerating the immediate causes and consequences. Initially this paper discusses the way in which station management is organised in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, the UK and Sweden. Next the attendant problems come up for a brief discussion, after which three directions in which stations can develop are adumbrated.

Publisher

Association for European Transport