|Aud Tennøy, Maja Karoline Rynning
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|Summary - in Norwegian only
Full report - in Norwegian only
We have discussed if and how central and non-central localization of railway stations in cities in the InterCity-region might influence possibilities to achieving important objectives: Improving competitiveness of the railway versus the private car; Improving connectivity between cities in the InterCity-region; More sustainable, liveable and attractive cities. We found that a central localization of stations contributes positively to achieving these objectives, while a non-central localization can render goal achievement more difficult. We have furthermore reflected on how new technologies and services might influence the above. Our assessment is that new technologies and services can reduce, but not eliminate, the disadvantages of a non-central localization of stations regarding the competitiveness of the railway versus the private car on trips between the cities in the InterCity-area, and connecting the cities in the InterCity-area.