The methodology identifies potential ConnectedCities in a region or in the whole of a country. It ensures that there are as many ConnectedCities as there can be on the existing railways and that wherever possible an inter-town route has development along its whole length

Once this exercise has been completed, an analysis of the growth potential in the pedsheds of a ConnectedCity's stations can be undertaken, and the possibility of new stations explored.

The real planning can then begin, as local communities consult together and vary these paper proposals to arrive at the solution that suits them best.

The ConnectedCities Methodology explores the maximum capacity of the infrastructure to accommodate ConnectedCities