Italy launches study to make railway stations shared mobility hubs
Italian railway manager RFI and the National Observatory of Sharing Mobility will analyse five stations with the goal of developing shared mobility, they announced this week. The goal is to make rail transport more connected and turn train stations into integrated shared mobility hubs, thereby reducing congestion and pollution.
In order to analyse the development of sharing mobility and exchange relations with railway stations, a first series of in-depth studies aimed at the cities of Rome, Milan, Bologna, Palermo and Cagliari will be conducted. RFI and the National Observatory of Sharing Mobility signed a Memorandum of Understanding “Analysis and development of sharing mobility in railway stations” for developing shared mobility in Italian stations which lasts three years.
The cross-analysis of the shared data would provide useful information to draw up maps and studies that overlap and integrate the railway stations with the shared mobility services spread throughout the area.
The stations are to become an attractive center in which the train links to a larger family of shared mobility services which are integrated with each other. This could be a sustainable alternative to private cars, say the parties, which has benefits for the environment and the use of urban space.
Earlier this month, RFI announced it would be building a parking space for last-mile mobility services at the Mediopadana high-speed station in Reggio Emilia.