Modern train stations provide much more than access to intercity travel. They have intermodal connections to airports and buses. They provide space for businesses that serve the traveling public, such as shops and restaurants. They increase the value of neighboring real estate—often in or near city centers instead of at far-flung airports. And they promote pedestrian and bike-friendly development along routes to and from the station. 

We’ll hear from experts at Deutsche Bahn about the company’s experience with station planning and development.

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Speaker Bios

Agustin Arizti, Principal Sr. Consultant Station Planning, DB E&C -US (C)

Agustin Arizti is Principal Sr. Consultant on Station Planning and Operations with Deutsche Bahn E.C.O North America, and Station design Lead on the CAHSRA Early Train Operator.

Mr. Arizti holds two Master of Science ‘s degrees in Engineering and Architecture . For the last 15 years he has been leading design teams on major rail infrastructure projects coordinating among multi-discipline engineering designs focused on transit station design and transit-oriented developments (TOD) on different rail network systems.

Among others he has been involved in Spanish HSR segments; the Qatar Integrated Rail Project in the Emirate of Qatar, delivering a rail network with 37 Metro stations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, on the 2nd Cross Rail Transit Rapid German S-Bahn Commuter System for Munich, Germany; and in the new ONxpress Go Transit Commuter System in the Toronto and greater Ontario area.

Ricky Estrada, Deutsche Bahn E.C.O North America, Consultant, CHSRA Early Train Operator

Mr. Estrada holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Business Management. He started his career in Marketing and Operations, including supporting local entities with various focus groups and research for product/project testing.

In 2018, Ricky joined the Deutsche Bahn Early Train Operator team when there were 3 employees. With the project at more than 270 mobilized experts, Ricky has helped drive a variety ETO work products, including development of the ridership and revenue model, a tool to estimate fare sensitivity among user groups, focus groups to determine needs and wants at future stations, and executing a study to consider user preferences on the interior design of the rolling stock. Currently, Ricky is supporting the development of the California High Speed Rail Stations, including station site planning, station operational requirements and costing analysis.

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