Transport hub is an economic geographic term that is characterized by the fact that it represents a transfer point between several modes of transport . Traffic junctions can be understood in different dimensions; starting with the central public transport stop of a city up to airports with intercontinental destinations. This is also reflected in the two similar terms connection point and traffic junction .
Transport hubs are often in a hierarchical series, for example on a flight:
- local public transport / park-and-ride stop
- municipal regional train station
- National long - distance train station / park-and-rail
- intercontinental airport
Example Frankfurt am Main
The importance of a transport hub contributes significantly to the positive economic development of the respective region. In Frankfurt, for example, the first-class infrastructure in comparison with other European countries ensures the city's importance as an international banking and service location .