Upplands Väsby municipality has a vision that podcars in the future will become an effective alternative in public transport, with reduced car-dependency as a result. The system would also attract new inhabitants and businesses to the municipality.
This report deals with various issues that podcar stations may face. Also, suggestions for possible track laying at the stations and station design are presented. Two areas are investigated. Eds allé which is a neighborhood that is planned for housing and where the station may be planned into the cityscape from the start. As well as the area around the center, Fyrkanten, where the station needs to interfere with existing buildings and traffic.
The proposed station in Eds allé is placed over the pavement, about three meters above ground. A station design inspired by nature is proposed, with grass-covered roof and large glass sections. Two platform areas would be enough to cover the station's capacity.
It is proposed that the Fyrkanten station is situated outside the shopping mall’s west entrance, and built in a contemporary style. Since the station is placed amongst other traffic, it needs to allow approximately 5 meters clearance. Three platforms provide sufficient capacity.
The station in Eds allé needs to closely attune to nature and environmental design, whereas the station in Fyrkanten can have a tougher design. That is the main difference between the stations in Eds allé and Fyrkanten.
2010. , 33 p.