Some towns had a bus station of some kind in the historic town centre but their rail station was in the outskirts some distance away. They all now have excellent public transport and cycle links between the two.
Hub towns that have their stations in the outskirts and chose to have their hub at the town centre can be at a disadvantage: journeys from the hub to the connected towns are usually longer and, because they can’t be more than 15 minutes, these ConnectedCities are often smaller than they might otherwise have been. But this is a problem affecting inter-town trains; inter-town trams and buses converge on the hub, and tram-trains have a light-rail spur or loop off the railway.
Where the station was chosen as the hub, the economic balance has generally shifted from the historic centre into the zone around the station, as the physically limited town centre was unable to accept the invigorating growth that being the hub town of a ConnectedCity brings.