Rankweil Railway & Bus Station

Rankweil Railway & Bus Station

Vorarlberg, Austria

CLIENT:

Austrian Federal Railways

PERIOD:

2006 - 2017

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Rankweil Station will be transformed into an efficient, multi-modal public transport interface.

At Rankweil Station the rail network was modernized and a new signaling and switching station was constructed, as well as a new central station building, for a total of 500m² of build space. The user-friendly connection from train to bus, to pedestrian walkways, to bicycle facilities, and to personal motorized vehicles was of highest priority. Further focus was given to the station square area, providing a higher quality urban stop over area.

DATA:
Construction Period: 2006-2017, Technical Facilities Building: 2014-2016
Station Building Area: 230m², Switching Station Building: 216m²
Length of Covered Entry Area and Bus Stop Area: 262m + 206m
Length of Platform (building side): 220m, length of Covered Area: 98m
Length of enclosure along Landammann Street (building side platform): 12m
Length of Platform Island: 220m, length of Covered Area: 99m
Length of enclosure along Landammann Street (Platform Island): 12m
Length of Station Square (West): 34m, length of Covered Area: 33m

Furnishings:
= Barrier-Free Accessible Station
= New Building-Side Platform
= New Platform Island
= ÖBB Passenger Service Center with Waiting Areas, Washrooms, and Commercial Rental Space
= Covered Bus Terminal
= Covered Park & Ride and Bike & Ride Facilities

Three new platforms, each 220m in length, were raised to an elevation of 55cm over rail surface in order to provide step-free access into the trains. An urban underground passageway provides pedestrians with barrier-free access to the platforms above. Bike & ride facilities are located on both sides of the tracks.

ESTW (technical building):
Provides electrical, telecommunications, switching and radio facilities, as well as work rooms.

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