Presentation on theme: "Kingston on the Move A Sustainable Integrated Transport System for the 21 st Century."— Presentation transcript:
Kingston on the Move A Sustainable Integrated Transport System for the 21 st Century
Disbenefits of growing car use Public Transport Prognosis: Public Transport Prognosis: Cars + Passenger/milesCars + Passenger/miles Public transport – Passenger/milesPublic transport – Passenger/miles Clogged StreetsClogged Streets Fewer routesFewer routes Inaccessible to the immobileInaccessible to the immobile OvercrowdedOvercrowded Increasing journey timesIncreasing journey times Road share with private carsRoad share with private cars Poor transport InterchangesPoor transport Interchanges Public transport projects a negative imagePublic transport projects a negative image Increased town & city pollutionIncreased town & city pollution
Integrated Transport Solutions: Segregated street running. Segregated street running. Well designed interchanges. Well designed interchanges. Priority at road junctions. Priority at road junctions. Rationalisation. Rationalisation. Integrated local transport. Integrated local transport. Make Public transport attractive. Make Public transport attractive. Improved frequencyImproved frequency Greater quality & reliabilityGreater quality & reliability Improved journey timesImproved journey times A sense of securityA sense of security = Increased rider-ship = Increased rider-ship
Prospects & Practicalities for Urban Rapid Transit Schemes Current Status Current Status 8 UK Systems in Operation:8 UK Systems in Operation: Croydon Tramlink Docklands Light Railway Manchester Metrolink; Phases 1 & 2 Midland Metro Sheffield SuperTram Tyne & Wear Metro Blackpool Corporation Tramways Leeds (York Road) Guided Bus way
4 New or Extension to UK & Irish Systems in construction/commissioning phase. 4 New or Extension to UK & Irish Systems in construction/commissioning phase. Nottingham Express TransitNottingham Express Transit Dublin [Luas]Dublin [Luas] Manchester Metrolink – Phase 3; Oldham/Rochdale Extension & Manchester Airport LoopManchester Metrolink – Phase 3; Oldham/Rochdale Extension & Manchester Airport Loop Tyne & Wear Metro – Sunderland DirectTyne & Wear Metro – Sunderland Direct
3 Schemes awarded TWA status: 3 Schemes awarded TWA status: Leeds SupertramLeeds Supertram South Hants Rapid TransitSouth Hants Rapid Transit Manchester Metrolink - Phase 4; Didsbury & Stockton extensionManchester Metrolink - Phase 4; Didsbury & Stockton extension
10 Schemes/Extensions at an advanced stage of planning: 10 Schemes/Extensions at an advanced stage of planning: Edinburgh Rapid TransitEdinburgh Rapid Transit Bristol & South Gloucestershire Rapid TransitBristol & South Gloucestershire Rapid Transit DLR – London City Airport & Woolwich extensionsDLR – London City Airport & Woolwich extensions Cross River TransitCross River Transit West London Rapid Transit (Uxbridge Road)West London Rapid Transit (Uxbridge Road) Greenwich Waterfront Transit [Guided Bus way]Greenwich Waterfront Transit [Guided Bus way] East London Transit [Guided Bus way]East London Transit [Guided Bus way] Croydon Tramlink – extensions to Sutton, Streatham & Crystal PalaceCroydon Tramlink – extensions to Sutton, Streatham & Crystal Palace Midland Metro – Birmingham City Centre extensionMidland Metro – Birmingham City Centre extension Crawley/Horley/Gatwick Fastway [Guided Smart Bus]Crawley/Horley/Gatwick Fastway [Guided Smart Bus]
Croydon Tramlink Extensions Update TfL have studied four possible extensions in detail TfL have studied four possible extensions in detail Preliminary results show two front- runners Preliminary results show two front- runners Purley to Streatham (11 km, £156m) Purley to Streatham (11 km, £156m) Tooting to Sutton via Mitcham (11.3 km, £119m) Tooting to Sutton via Mitcham (11.3 km, £119m) Public announcement due Feb 2003 Public announcement due Feb 2003 Planned opening by 2010 Planned opening by 2010
6 Schemes at feasibility planning stage: 6 Schemes at feasibility planning stage: Bath TramBath Tram Liverpool – MerseytramLiverpool – Merseytram Southampton SupertramSouthampton Supertram A4 [Heathrow Link] Fast Tram – Hounslow TramA4 [Heathrow Link] Fast Tram – Hounslow Tram Cambridge Guided Bus way – superCamCambridge Guided Bus way – superCam Blackpool Tramway – Lytham, Fylde & Fleetwood extensionsBlackpool Tramway – Lytham, Fylde & Fleetwood extensions
Outline Proposals The Heathrow Link A4 Fast Tram- Hounslow Tram A312 Fast Tram- Hounslow Tram
Light Rail & Intermediate Modes: Making the Choices. Investing in Rapid Transit – the Policy Framework: Investing in Rapid Transit – the Policy Framework: Delivering Integrated TransportDelivering Integrated Transport Emphasised EvidenceEmphasised Evidence Effective in densely used Transport corridorsEffective in densely used Transport corridors Evidence of Modal ShiftEvidence of Modal Shift Improve attractivenessImprove attractiveness Can compete with the carCan compete with the car Can deliver a Step Change in travelling experienceCan deliver a Step Change in travelling experience Modern, clean & efficientModern, clean & efficient Acceptable Environmental ImpactAcceptable Environmental Impact High quality supports Urban renaissanceHigh quality supports Urban renaissance Must be Value for MoneyMust be Value for Money Will require partnership approachWill require partnership approach
The developing options: which horse for which course? 1.Light Rail/Trams. oPlus: oCan compete with car in terms of journey times & convenience. oProven Technology oEvidence of Modal Shift oSexy Public Image oCan deliver Step Change in transport experience oHigh capacity, modern, clean & efficient oHigh quality transport; Supports growth oMinus: oMore expensive fixed infrastructure; - Less flexibility oIncompatible with Heavy Rail for track sharing
2. Electric Trolley Bus oPlus: oCheaper Fixed Infrastructure. oShorter gestation period oLess disruption during construction oMinus: oLower capacity oLess of a step change oUn-proven modern technology in UK oLess effective modal shift
3. Guided Bus ways oPlus: oFlexibility oOff-bus way use oLess disruption during construction oMulti-fuel or Hybrid oMinus: oDiesel, Electo-diesel or Fuel cell – Less sustainable oLower capacity oLess of a step change oLess effective modal shift o`It’s only a bus’
Delivering a scheme: assessment, meeting planning & policy requirements & winning finance. The Transport & Works Act 1992 The Transport & Works Act 1992 Powers to construct, alter, maintain & operate a transport systemPowers to construct, alter, maintain & operate a transport system Compulsory powers to buy land.Compulsory powers to buy land. The closure or alteration of roads & footpaths.The closure or alteration of roads & footpaths. Providing temporary alternative routesProviding temporary alternative routes Ancillary powers; making of byelaws, charging of fares.Ancillary powers; making of byelaws, charging of fares. Safeguarding for other people & companies.Safeguarding for other people & companies. Co-ordinate TWA with Listed building consents.Co-ordinate TWA with Listed building consents. Consultation, consultation!!!
Participants Partners in Finance! Partners in Finance! DfT/TfL – Contribution from Government.DfT/TfL – Contribution from Government. EU GrantsEU Grants Regional & Local Government.Regional & Local Government. Investors & Developers – Private sector element.Investors & Developers – Private sector element. Operator; the ConcessionaireOperator; the Concessionaire
The First Challenge Developing & appraising a new RT/LRT Project. Developing & appraising a new RT/LRT Project. Demand.Demand. Revenue.Revenue. Capital Cost.Capital Cost. Annual Operating Cost.Annual Operating Cost. Economic Appraisal. Economic Appraisal.
Elements of Success, Rapid Transit Project: Case Study. Croydon Tramlink: Croydon Tramlink: Very successful 1 st two years. Very successful 1 st two years. Ridership 17m. Ridership 17m. 19% car users. 19% car users. Good reliability. Good reliability. BUT – Single track Wimbledon section built down to a price – poor headway. BUT – Single track Wimbledon section built down to a price – poor headway.