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Modernizing Public Transport Interchanges: Rotterdam Centraal Case Study

Frank van der Hoeven


This article provides an overview of the aims, topics, findings and main deliverables of the EU-funded NODES project. The NODES project investigates and evaluates tools that support the innovative design and operation of new or upgraded efficient urban transport interchanges. The key topics that are addressed in the project are illustrated by means of a review of the recently upgraded interchange in Rotterdam city centre.


node; interchange; public transport; sustainable mobility; Rotterdam Centraal


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