Norfolk train station design back to drawing board:
Nolin, Jillian. Norfolk train station design back to drawing board, PilotOnline.com. February 26, 2012
This article discusses the re-design of the new Norfolk train station. Rail service is being restored to downtown Norfolk after a 35 year absence. The new station design was rejected by the city residents because it did not represent them, and was just another plain train station. They would rather design the station correctly the first time and make sure it represents them in an appropriate manner.
The Future is Arriving:
Turner, Walter R. The Future is Arriving. https://www.highpointnc.gov/cityofhighpoint/transit/docs/TheFutureisArriving.pdf
North Carolina is the subject here, specifically, the growing success of the rail program here. Charlotte and Raleigh both have plans for transportation centers and Wilmington and Asheville are in discussions as well. Introducing these stations pumps up the economy in the areas where they are.
Station and Support Facility Design Guidelines User Guide:
Station and Support Facility Design Guidelines User Guide: A Supplement to the Regional Transitway Guidelines. Metropolitan Council. Feb 2012
Great article that discusses all aspects of train station design from passenger comfort to necessary engineering aspects, even down to cost. ADA accessibility is discussed and this is an excellent article that relates directly to our project.
Signage and the Amtrak Brand:
Amtrak puts every passenger first and their brand identity needs to signify this as well as the trains of being strong and reliable. Brand identity and integrity are discussed here as well as the implementation of signage within communities.
Accessible Train Station Design for Disable People: A code of Practice:
Accessible Train Station Design for Disable People: A code of Practice. The Stationery Office. November 2011
This article discusses accessibility design guidelines for station design. Not only ADA compliance but also lighting standards, daylight illumination, evenness of light and higher luminance rates. These aspects create a safe environment for individuals of all abilities.