50th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Sustainable Regional Growth and Development in the Creative Knowledge Economy", 19-23 August 2010, Jönköping, Sweden
The recent development of high speed train in Europe means significant modifications in the accessibility conditions of the inhabitants. But the development of the new network also provides a unique opportunity for the surroundings of the stations. This development depends strongly on the location of the station and on the kind of strategies that are developed. This paper presents the results of the study on urban interventions in the different European countries which have contributed to change station districts. The analysis reviews issues such as promotion strategies, location of activities and trips generated, and the main functional keys of the new projects of high speed train in different locations.