Rendering of prototype station platform

Prototype Infill Station

Activating Existing Connections

In order to accommodate and respond to the growing demand of transit oriented, high-density development that has grown around transit infrastructure, our team was asked to design a new infill station prototype to be built on existing transit lines.

The station design is centered on a strong connection to the surrounding community and other modes of transportation. In order to capitalize on access to development and community amenities on both sides of the station, the concourse is designed with two points of entry. The result is a highly-connected node that activates its surroundings on all sides.

The prototype station is designed as an extension of the elegant, modular approach that has been developed through our work on transit stations worldwide. That language has been refined and the prototype can be configured to respond to the unique characteristics of a site and the opportunities inherent in building adjacent to an active transit line.

Exploded axonometric on station assembly
An infill station prototype, designed as a modular kit-of parts to facilitate ease of construction around an active transit line.
Rendering of public plaza showing prototype infill station
Designed as a fully modular station to activate an emerging public realm around an operational guideway.
The infill station uses off-site prefabrication and a modular kit-of-parts to minimize construction time and disruption on an operating transit line.
Diagram showing prototype station assembly around active guideway.
This prototype design advances our experience on successful, built, prefabricated stations, by allowing the entire structure to remain independent from the existing guideway.
Section diagram showing typical station vs prototype infill station
Typical vs. Prototype Infill
A typical station (left) is integrated into and constructed at the same time as the guideway infrastructure prior to operation of the transit line. The prototype station (right) platform and structure is independent of the existing guideway and its construction can occur around an active transit line.
Sectional photo of Prototype infill station model
The unique structure and architecture allow the new station to sit lightly on site. This leaves the ground plane open directly under the station, encouraging activity in the public realm, provides lighting and site lines for a safe environment at all hours, and better connects and integrates the new transit facility into its urban surrounds.

Project Team

Jeff Doble
Ryan Bragg