Stations of the Future

Stations are an essential part of a city and its people. They harbour all types of travellers, serve many different purposes, and have vital implications to a city’s planning, functionality and character. To support the sector in keeping on track with station development and design, UITP and KONE launched the Stations of the Future project in 2022.

Within the project, two studies were published. While the first report highlights trends impacting the role and functions of stations, the second study identifies solutions that can enhance user experience of stations and attract more people. These solutions address the following key challenges: managing people flows, improving connectivity with the surrounding urban environment, and enhancing station amenities for greater user well-being.

Our virtual station, developed in collaboration with a specialised 3D studio, includes all these solutions using a complete passenger journey through different personas. Each section brings to light the specific challenges faced in these areas and proposes solutions to enhance the user experience.

At UITP and KONE we believe that transport stations are much more than transit points: they have the possibility to be vibrant hubs uplifting an entire city, enhancing the lives of citizens and public transport users. Through this 3D station, we aim to inspire and guide the transformation of public transport stations worldwide.



UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. Established in 1885, with more than 135 years of history, it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.


At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings.