Hubs are springing up everywhere

  Graham* 23:44 26 Aug 2012
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Is 'Hub' the new buzzword? My local shopping centre has now declared the area of sandwich shops and cafes a Food Hub. Lots of other examples, perhaps you have noticed them. Transport hub, anyone?

  wiz-king 05:40 27 Aug 2012

Maybe hub is short for huberistic?

  Aitchbee 08:34 27 Aug 2012

I heard a lot of 'hub' words this morning on Radio4 during a short discussion about 'London Hub Airports' involving Tim Yeo and a transport planner. Evan Davies was the presenter. 'Hub-capacity' and 'hub-connectivity' also got a mention.

Closer to home there is now a major transport hub beside Hampden Park, Glasgow.

  Forum Editor 08:35 27 Aug 2012

Given that a dictionary definition of the word is:- "A center of activity or interest; a focal point."

I suppose it's a valid term, but yes, I have noticed an increase in the use of 'hub' of late.

  morddwyd 08:50 27 Aug 2012
  Quickbeam 08:58 27 Aug 2012

The new main Doncaster college site was renamed The Hub when it opened a couple of years ago. But we have a transport interchange rather than a second hub which is odd, as being as the LNER Railway was a main UK axle line, you'd expect to have two hubs on an axle...

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