Stations have historically accompanied the evolution of mobility styles and the territory in which they are located. Founded in the 19th century as junctions and hubs for the railway infrastructure, as the network and connections have developed they have progressively expanded the range of services they offer, responding to the changes and needs expressed by society. In urban areas, their architecture, in many cases monumental, has always represented the importance of the service provided to travellers and citizens and, at the same time, a driving force for urban development.
Stations are places of movement: they express the dynamism of a space designed for travel and modal exchange and are the protagonists of cyclical changes that accompany or stimulate the evolution of mobility styles and the urban fabric in which they are located. Stations are places of transformation, a mark of the new infrastructures which increasingly - as well as being engineering works - require different and complementary sensitivities and approaches capable of creating quality and appeal for local areas, reducing the cost and time it takes to move people and goods, and meeting a growing demand for a new mobility: easily accessible, intermodal, active, collective, shared, inclusive and sustainable.
A new concept for our station
Our new vision for stations puts people's needs at the centre, reorganising outdoor spaces by increasing pedestrian areas, removing fixed obstacles, making routes more fluid, rationalising the allocation of transport services to prioritise door-to-door transport and minimising the use of private cars.