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DESIGNING AN INNOVATIVE INTERMODAL HUB IN TERMS OF

ENERGY AND SERVICES

Issues

In recent years, great efforts have been made to reduce the energy consumption of rolling stock. Less attention has been paid to stations and stops. However, even though these are not only heavy energy consumers but also sources of considerable amounts of partly under-exploited energy, such as energy from train braking systems, waste heat from equipment and plant rooms, or geothermal energy.

Therefore, the aim is to recycle these resources, not only to optimise the energy efficiency of stations but also for the benefit of the surrounding district.

In addition, a station has a major impact on mobility within the district

  • firstly, stations host an increasing number of services from which both travellers and local district benefit, and a pertinent choice of these services could render many journeys unnecessary;
  • secondly, station’s feeder systems, if efficient and low-carbon, could turn a station into an exemplary multimodal hub.
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of the energy consumption of public transportations is consumed in RATP stations and stops, in Paris Area

Objectives

The “Hub station” project aims for a number of objectives in synergy

  • reduce the station’s energy consumption through intelligent control of the energy network;
  • transform the station into an energy hub connected to the surrounding district;
  • develop new services in and around the station;
  • pool passengers and freight transport infrastructure and services.

Expected results

  • Tools for the design and management of an optimised-energy station
  • Methodology to define and size in-station services

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