The pedshed core is the area within 150m of the rail station at the centre of the pedshed. It is approximately 10 hectares, with amounts varying depending on circumstances.
The pedshed core is urban and pedestrianised with a high density of activity similar to the core of a mediaeval city. Some cores are high rise, but most do not exceed six or seven stories. All have large areas of weather-protected spaces for comfortable walking
The core is nearest to the station. Its urban form can take many varieties