Technical tour: Intermodality in Europe

By François Gigot / Updated: 29 Mar 2016
Thursday 19 May 2016 at 13:00
Friday 20 May 2016 at 17:00
Nantes and Angers, France
Language: English
Past event

The European Club of Intermodal Regions and Cities, in partnership with SNCF Mobilités, is organising a technical tour on intermodality in the Pays de la Loire region in France.

Starting from the Angers metropolitan area - in the presence of Christophe Béchu, (senator and mayor of Angers; president of the Angers agglomeration); Alain Hunault (mayor of Châteaubriant; member of the regional council; and chairman of the transport commission); and of Roch Brancour (vice-mayor of Angers; vice-president of the regional council) - this visit is an opportunity to discover the regional intermodality plan programmed by the regional council, which holds a leading role in the implementation of intermodality and the development of complementary transport modes on its territory. 

The two-day technical tour will place in the spotlight recent and future developments of the regional intermodal passenger transport network, the attendance of which is constantly increasing.

These include: 

  • new routes
  • timetable synchronisation
  • user-friendly approaches
  • pricing policy
  • new intermodal train stations in Châteaubriant, Angers, Sablé-sur-Sarthe and Ancenis
  • Nantes' future railway station; the TGV-TER 'tangent' to facilitate inter-regional mobility
  • Park-and-ride
  • a bicycle mobility plan
  • a bike-sharing scheme
  • car-sharing
  • carpooling
  • and new pedestrian layouts.

These adjustments were developed taking into account their correlation between mobility, urban planning and economic development.