MetroWest Presentation to TravelWatch SouthWest by James White

Report
TravelWatch SouthWest
MetroWest from concept to delivery
James White
4 October 2014
MetroWest
Background
• Rail growth – 10.7% 2013,
94% 10 years, 1m SVBL
• Earlier rail strategies
• Joint Local Transport Plans –
Portishead and Greater Bristol Metro
• Portishead GRIP Stage 3
• Regional Funding Allocation
• Campaign groups
• Many aspirations….
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Aspirations
What to do?
Don’t look back!
Rail Conference Nov 2011
• Eminent speakers DfT,
Network Rail, First Great
Western, TravelWatch South
West
• Set the scene for Workshop
• Identify Top Three priorities
• Rail tour of the local network
courtesy of First Great
Western
Top Trains Trumps
• Prioritise Top Three schemes
• Value for money and business
case
• £70m budget (£400m+ worth of
schemes)
• Package schemes up
• West of England focus
• 45 minutes
Results – Priorities!
1. Greater Bristol Metro – half
hourly cross Bristol services to
all stations
2. Portishead line reopened
3. Additional rolling stock
Thin, even spread for 25 other
schemes.
West of England Rail
Studies 2012-13
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First study – conference plus 68!
Including:
- Thornbury line
- Badminton, Bathampton, Charfield,
Flax Bourton, St Annes Park,
Winterbourne, Chipping Sodbury
stations
- Radstock to Frome line
- Platform and car park extensions
• Great Western Franchise consultation
MetroWest
Project Objectives
Support economic growth
Improve accessibility
Improve quality of life
Reduce traffic congestion
Enhance capacity of the local rail
network
• Reduce environmental impact
• Links to other major schemes
including MetroBus
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MetroWest Phase 1
• Cost £58.2m, £56.9m in place
• Construction 2017 to opening 2019
• £1.5m development costs budget
2014/15
• Previous GRIP 3 work refreshed
• MetroWest modelling incl. Crossrail
Iteration 5
• GRIP Stage 1 – 2 and Preliminary
Business Case, Sept 2014
• Portishead station locations
consultation June/July 2014
• All new stations accessible
MetroWest Phase 2
• Cost £43.1m, opening 2021
• £0.6m development costs 2014/15
• GRIP Stage 1-2 and Business Case
briefs published end June 2014
(Henbury Line loop with spur test
and freight issues)
• North Fringe Stations study (incl.
Henbury Line) – March 2014
• Bristol New Stations Study (Ashley
Down and Horfield) – late 2014
• Decision on single option to take to
GRIP Stage 3, March 2015
New Stations Package
Endorsement
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Joint Transport Executive
Committee 7/03/12 Phase 1 and 2
agreed for franchise consultation
JTEC 12/12/12 development costs
Phase 1 and 2 agreed
Local Transport Body 14/06/13
prioritised Phase 1 for post 2015
major transport scheme funding
Strategic Economic Plan key
priority
Joint Transport Body 12/09/14
endorsed Preliminary Business Case
Preliminary Business Case
• Value for money, commercial footing,
financially affordable and deliverable in 2019
• Two service options with same infrastructure
• Clock face timetable
• BCR 2.28 to 5.99
• Total cost including development costs =
£58.2m with 30% contingency
• Annual subsidy £1.141m to £1.765m
• More technical work on costs and revenues
for Outline Business Case, October 2015 and
• Great Western Franchise Direct Award
Risks
• Funding – capital and revenue
• Third party delivery – Network
Rail and TOCs
• Business Cases not strong
• “Mission creep”
• But we’ve got development
costs, bulk of Phase 1
construction costs, technical
case and priorities
Dates and funding
• Phase 1 opens 2019, cost
£58.2m
• Phase 2 opens 2021, cost
£43.1m
• £81.4m devolved major
transport scheme funding
• £11.7m Local Growth Fund
• Revenue and Direct Award
Key points
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Building a modern local railway
Realistic, pragmatic, affordable
Need lots of passengers!
£5m+ a station (10,000 catchment)
Rolling stock (£0.75m per extra train unit)
Long trip
But 2 new lines, up to 10 new stations
and ½ hourly services
MetroWest
What we have to do!
Summary of Engineering Works Needed
• Rebuild the Portishead to Pill Line
• Closure of historic crossings
• New station at Portishead
• Reopen former station at Pill
• Double track works at Pill and Ashton Gate
• Investigate improvement of highway access to Pill tunnel
• Environmental mitigation measures
• Enhancement to Parson Street Junction
• Re-signalling the entire line between Temple Meads and Portishead
• Bathampton Turnback
• Additional signalling at Avonmouth station
• Partial reinstatement of Down Relief Line to assist
recessing/regulation of freight trains
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Between Marsh Lane and Sheepway Bridge (looking towards Sheepway)
Relaid section with concrete sleepers and rails dated 1974 between Portbury station
and Royal Portbury Dock bridge
Infrastructure Needed in Pill
Parson Street Junction and Partial
Reinstatement of the Down Relief Line
Portbury Junction from the Portishead Line – freight only line to Royal Portbury Dock
curves off to the left and to the right to Pill and Bristol Temple Meads
To do – Phase 1
• Historic crossings and footbridges,
cycle path, noise barriers,
maintenance access
• Development Consent Order for
4.5km of disused line
• Portishead station location
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Outline and Full Business Cases
• GRIP Stage 3 to 8
• Rolling stock
• Great Western Franchise

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