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How to Create Comfort and Efficiency in Indoor Transit Hubs: 3 Expert Tips

Today we are going to discuss transit hubs.

What exactly is a transit hub?

Honestly, a transit hub is anywhere people flow from the street to their transportation method. Some examples are airports, bus stations, ferry terminals, train stations, and more…

So, what are the best ways to ensure these spaces are designed in the best way possible for customer comfort and efficiency?

We have 3 design tips:

  1. Modular and Flexible Seating

  2. Technology Integration

  3. Design for Short and Long Waits

So, let’s go into them in more detail.

One: Modular and Flexible Seating

Flexxform's Flo Collection in an Airport or Transit Hub Space

Flexxform's Flo Collection

Have you ever found yourself in an airport terminal, longing for something more comfortable than those rigid benches with inconvenient metal armrests?

Chances are, you have. If not, have you even traveled? 😋

Regardless, we can all agree that investing in more comfortable seating would be a welcome improvement.

The best solution? Modular and flexible seating. Modular soft seating is ideal for transit hubs.


Because soft seating significantly enhances comfort levels. Moreover, modular collections can be tailored with specific pieces to optimize any given space. When designing an area, you can arrange modular seating to achieve the best combination of seating, comfort, and design.

So, check out Flexxform’s modular seating for your transit hub:

But wait…

We have more tips, so look at that later…!

Two: Technology Integration

Flexxform's Box Collection with Power in an Airport Retail Space

Welcome to 2024.

Seriously, if you haven’t considered adding more power outlets to your transit hub what era are you living in? Okay, no more jabs. The reality is, that our new age is obsessed with technology. And as a Gen Z writer, I can confirm that.

Anyway, let’s get to the point. With our increasing reliance on technology comes the ever-present issue of dying batteries. It seems like they drain faster every day.

Therefore, transit hubs must consider adding power outlets to ensure their customers are well taken care of.

And Flexxform can help you out with that too…!

By incorporating corded or battery-powered options into your modular pieces, as mentioned in the last tip, you can ensure your customers stay comfortable and fully charged.

And just a few more seconds of your attention, because good news we are on the last tip…!

Three: Design for Short and Long Waits

Flexxform's Ter Collection in an Airport or Transit Hub Space

Flexxform's Ter Collection

The other painful fact about transit hubs is the waiting.

You either have no time to think or breathe, or you’re stuck waiting so long that it feels like you’ll age 20 years before your transportation departs. …Just mildly dramatic…

To ensure your transit hub operates efficiently, you must accommodate both short and long waits.

For short waits, keeping a few of those bench seats with metal armrests can be practical, as they provide a place for travelers to rest briefly. However, for longer waits, you need seating with more foam and comfort.

While incorporating these different seating options, it’s essential to maintain a smooth flow, ensuring there’s space for those rushing through with their baggage. Consider placing more comfortable seating for long waits against a wall or out of the main thoroughfare to keep the space organized and efficient.

And there you have it…!

Reach out to Flexxform to discuss what products are best for your transit hub space –


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