The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK and abroad.

The author demonstrates how this complex new building type integrates with the city, on the one hand, and with different types of transport on the other. In this integration design in both plan and section are important, as is urban and landscape design. The idea of ‘interchange’ is increasingly relevant as town planners, engineers and architects address the question of sustainable development with its emphasis on energy efficiency, social cohesion, access for the elderly, and urban regeneration.

chapter |4 pages


part |2 pages

PART 1 Concepts, ideas and evolution

chapter 1|16 pages

Mobility and the interchange

chapter 2|22 pages

How the interchange evolved

part |2 pages

PART 2 Design strategies

chapter 3|34 pages

Strategies for urban design

chapter 4|36 pages

Detailed design approaches

part |2 pages

PART 3 Examples from recent practice

chapter 5|12 pages

Bus interchanges

chapter 6|28 pages

Train interchanges

chapter 7|12 pages

Ferry interchanges

chapter 8|8 pages

Airport interchanges

part |2 pages

PART 4 Conclusions

chapter 9|10 pages

Thoughts and future issues