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1Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Jubail City Planning Conference RIC – JIC Transportation Link Study Gareth James – Transport Planning Practice Director.

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1 1Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Jubail City Planning Conference RIC – JIC Transportation Link Study Gareth James – Transport Planning Practice Director Halcrow-CH2M HILL Wednesday 12 February 2014

2 2 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Structure of Presentation Study Scope & Constraints The Transport Challenge Initial Modal Solutions Development and Assessment of Transport Strategies Provisional Recommendations and Implementation Programme Next Steps

3 3Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Study Scope & Constraints

4 4 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Study Scope and Constraints Scope Feasibility study for the establishment of transportation links between RIC and JIC to facilitate the fast and efficient commuting of employees working in RIC and resident in JIC Prepare recommendations for rail, road, marine and all combinations of the above and identify the strengths and weakness of each option High level planning study between JIC and RIC rather than engineering design or investment plan – no transport modelling Study Constraints Based on premise that no new community can be sited near to RIC RIC employee forecasts and profile have been obtained from current Masterplan – no further validation undertaken

5 5Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY The Transport Challenge & Initial Modal Solutions

6 6 A CH2M HILL COMPANY The Challenge To transport large numbers of employees between JIC and RIC about 200km per day 27,500 in ,000 in ,000 in 2040 Accommodate other transport demands in this corridor The transport modes to be considered include Car/Highway Coach Rail Marine

7 7Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Additional Highway Capacity New RIC Freeway (95 Km) Jubail Ras Al Khair Industrial City (MOT) Ras Al Khair Road Potential New Link (70 Km) Widening of RIC Freeway to 4 Lanes Abu Hadriyah Freeway (130 Km)

8 8 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Highways Risks: Additional Development & Incidents Risk of other unknown developments reducing available capacity on freeway for RIC employees Serious risk of disruption to industries caused by accidents on the RIC freeway Serious risk to workforce -ratio of injuries per accident in Saudi is 6 times international average and severity of accidents in Saudi is very high

9 9 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Scheduled Coach Service Options Variety of routes with Multiple pick-up points in JIC / drop-off in RIC Variety of routes from District Centres, +P&R site, direct to Individual plants Feeder services in JIC, Trunk Coach Service, Distribution services in RIC P&R

10 10 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Rail Service Options Option 1 Diesel service on freight line 4tph Option 2 Diesel service on freight line 8tph (Double tracking and more rolling stock) Option 3 High Speed Electric near freight line Option 4 High Speed Electric on direct alignment

11 11 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Marine

12 12 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Summary of Modal Options Taken Forward

13 13 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Rejected Options Long marine route to Al Jubail Contraflow lane on RIC Freeway LRT High Speed Rail based on 3 rd Rail Power Supply

14 14Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Development and Assessment of Transport Strategies

15 15 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Definition of Strategies Strategy A – Highway Based: solely based on highway transport (private cars and coaches) - minimum expenditure Strategy B- Multi-Modal: incorporates a high level of investment in multiple public transport modes Strategy C- Rail focus: considers the only PT investment should be in high speed rail infrastructure and services Strategy D – ‘No Rail’: a multi modal strategy which includes coach and marine services but no rail elements

16 16 A CH2M HILL COMPANY

17 17 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Summary of Transport Strategy Performance

18 18Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Provisional Recommendations and Implementation Programme

19 19 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Recommended Multimodal Strategy Widen RIC Freeway Improve Interchanges Freeway management Start coach services New rail stations Start rail service Safeguard marine routes

20 20 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Recommended Multimodal Strategy

21 21 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Provisional Programme

22 22Gareth James A CH2M HILL COMPANY Next Steps

23 23 A CH2M HILL COMPANY Issues for further Study


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