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Group for Urban Interchanges Development & Evaluation

Objective

This project is concerned with the interface between existing and potential passengers and urban public transport systems. The accessibility of public transport and the quality of interchange (two distinct functions of the passenger interface) are crucial factors affecting the overall attractiveness of public transport. Increased public transport share of travel is essential to the long-term well-being of most urban areas, as is encouragement of more sustainable modes such as cycling and walking. Interest in the subject of passenger interface with public transport has grown over the last few years. GUIDE is an international group including a number of large public transport operators in capitals and major cities across Europe. It has been formed in order to:

- identify and summarise European research carried out on passenger interface issues;
- establish a framework for collaborative research amongst European urban public transport providers and planners on topics concerned with improving the passenger interface;
- assess best practice in functional specification and design aspects of the passenger interface, by peer group review of selected case studies;
- disseminate the outputs from these activities through publications, the preparation of an illustrated best practice guide, and a European seminar of interested parties.

The principal benefits of the project will be increased awareness of the importance of interface issues, co-ordination of the research activities of many leading players and rapid implementation of best practice through the active involvement of many major public transport operators.
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The sites for Case Studies include:

Athens, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Paris and Cities in The Netherlands where organisations belonging to the Group are involved in the provision and planning of public transport services.

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PIRATE, MIMIC, ADONIS, WALCYNG, AQUAFOR and CATRIV Intermodality Task Force

Coordinator

MVA Ltd
Address
69-71,Mva House, Victoria Way
1030 Woking
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Nea Egnatia
54606 Thessaloniki
ATTILKO METRO A.E.
Greece
Address
Messogion Ave. 191-193
11525 Athens
CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR LES R_SEAUX, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTION S PUBLIQUES
France
Address
9 Rue Juliette Recammier
69456 Lyon
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSS_ES
France
Address
6 Et 8 Avenue Blaise Pascal Cit, Descartes
77455 Marne-la-vallee
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE F_D_RALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Epfl-ecublens
1015 Lausanne
GREATER MANCHESTER PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
Portland Street 9
M60 1HX Manchester
LONDON REGIONAL TRANSPORT
United Kingdom
Address
Broadway 55
SW1H 0BD London
NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Netherlands
Address
Moreelsepark 1
3511 EP Utrecht
R_GIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
Address
Square F,lix Nadar 7
94684 Vincennes
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Sit Olofsgatan 10A
75105 Uppsala
WEST MIDLANDS PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
16 Summer Lane
B19 3SD Birmingham