The SubNodes project was born by the notion that many regions are seeking solutions for adapting  their secondary transport network to an upgraded or new TEN-T node within or close to their territories.

Rooted in the Territorial Agenda 2020, SubNodes presents a strategic approach to promote the polycentric development in the public transport sector in light of changing settlement patterns and locational advantages due to major investments in TEN-T. 

SubNodes concentrates on tackling the weak intermodal integration of peri-urban hinterland regions to primary TEN-T hubs. Suitable medium-sized cities in the central Europe area shall be developed into attractive intermodal secondary hubs, which better connect the hinterland to the TEN-T rail network. The project intends to establish this approach by adopting a SubNodes strategy, by conceptualising its implementation and by testing innovative actions in real conditions. Policy recommendations derived from this process will be integrated into transport plans of the regions. 

Project Partners

SubNodes has 9 partners from 6 central European countries

work packages

work package 1

governance concepts

smart governance concepts for SubNodes' passenger mobility are elaborated

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work package 2

new MOBILITY-approaches

innovative approaches for improved passenger mobility are demonstrated and tested

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work package 3

stakeholder involvement

relevant actors are involved, partners  trained and the integration of the strategy into politics is being prepared

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SubNodes Strategy

regional action plans

pilot activities

capacity building events

revised Regional Transport Plans

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