Application of the methodology to an area provisionally identifies the ConnectedCities and the connecting inter-town routes.

Then preliminary analysis of each possible ConnectedCity identifies the potential capacity for new housing and inter-town rail services, and which local authorities and other stakeholders (Health Authorities, Tranport proviers, etc) must participate.

When the ConnectedCity's hub town and sister towns have been defined, ascertain the potential of each of its inter-town routes to accept new stations.

The pedshed of each existing and potential station is identified and its features investigated. The pedshed principles are applied to determine its suitability for development and the likely problems, including necessary new infrastructure.

Explore alternatives: e.g. between two towns there may be room for only one new green quarter - assess the effects of giving it to one or other town.

Capacity of pedsheds and hub town tentacles

Inter-town transport

When all potential pedsheds and their capacities are determined, examine each inter-town route's revenue potential and the extra rolling stock/infrastructure needed to provide the appropriate level of service.

Areas of research for locations in which pedsheds can be located. The lenght of each 'arm' is determined by a maximum travel time of 15 minutes from the hub, which is in turn determined by number of existing stations, track conditions, etc.

Factors to be taken into account when locating new stations and their pedsheds include: