New € 17m transport hub for Clermont-Ferrand (France)

By Alexia / Updated: 02 Feb 2015

The French city of Clermont-Ferrand last month inaugurated an upgraded transport hub that will enable travellers to connect to different modes of transport quickly and efficiently.

The new € 17m hub is made up of a train station and bus terminal and has a free bicycle service. The upgrade includes new signs, and information displays that relay real-time data on local and long-distance buses.

The space has been made more accessible for people with reduced mobility and has a new outdoor pedestrian plaza with one hectare of trees.

To increase reliability and reduce potential delays, the development includes a new two-way street leading to the hub that is accessible only to public transport vehicles.

Travellers can also make use of an updated travel website and new apps for mobile devices.  

The next phase in the upgrade process will include increasing the capacity of the car part from 250 to 420 places.

For more information visit the Mobili Citiés website (in French).

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