Railway stations have become an important part of the discussion when it comes to Smart Cities. The Internet of Things and the implementation of advanced device and data management platforms could contribute to make stations more attractive, pleasant and efficient for passengers and consumers.
Smart railway stations could reduce their carbon footprint by minimizing power consumption and GHG emissions (think of Smart Lighting or Smart Waste solutions), but also become interactive terminals, integrating with urban mobility infrastructure to make it easier for passengers to move around.
Station managers need to widen the scope of their businesses to capitalise on an increasing number of people passing through. Railway stations can evolve into ‘mini-cities’ within a city, thus offering in one location all accomodation, shopping and leisure services that incoming and outgoing travellers require.
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