Moving the train station to a new position close to the town center and reducing the amount of rail tracks creates a series of new opportunities for the urban connectivity and development of the town.
The new Mobility Centre is formed as a new public plaza and natural underpass beneath the rail tracks for pedestrian and bicycle movement. Motorized vehicles can be parked on the northern side with convenient short walk to the town’s historic and commercial center. The mobility hub accommodates connection and exchange between train, bus, car, bike and electric mobility. The whole Plaza will follow the guidelines of a shared space and works as a continuation of the already existing pedestrian zone. The new territory that results from a reduction in the overall amount of rail tracks and surplus capacity will be swapped by rerouting the regional road alongside the remaining tracks. This will enhance future connection and development for the North side of the town and enables a buffer zone for adjunct functions. Additional new areas and existing buildings will combine to provide growth and synergies for an adjunct commercial park. The Masterplan envisions new social programs such as a skate park and a youth center to occupy additional vacant land and the old historical buildings of the former train station.