Tag Archives: Nederlandse

Amsterdam: IJburg’s Long Term Transit Solution Part 1

16 Dec
Proposed new tram line 27 for Amsterdam

IJburg, an island built on reclaimed land 7km South East of Amsterdam, is a victim of its own success. With a blank canvas urban designers and planners mapped out an efficient road network, along the lines of an American block system, then populated the land with individual apartment blocks, shops, business units, canals, wide open […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 3

10 Mar

In the final part of my series of posts on passenger communication, I’ll be discussing aspects of design and politics and their effects on information delivery, and looking at how technology integration plays can either help or hinder the passenger experience. The study once again takes Amsterdam Centraal Station (CS) as the main reference. In […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 2 Addendum

06 Mar

A very brief entry for today, but something which serves as a comparison. After the first part of the series went up on my site, a friend, Thomas, got in touch and mentioned how German timetables are displayed and how much more information they communicate in much the same format. To support the ‘Option 1’ […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 2

04 Mar
Amsterdam Central Station Ticket Barriers

In Part 1 I covered my foundations for communicating transit information, the ‘Three ‘C’s’, which are Efficiency, Consistency and Relevancy. In this post I’ll look at how timetables, the reference guide to a transit network, are displayed, taking Amsterdam Centraal Station (CS) as an example. You might think that there are some common-sense approaches to […]