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New Generation Transport (NGT) www.ngtmetro.com

presentation by Louise Porter & Tom Hacker, delivered to postgraduate students at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) University of Leeds, UK. 27 November 2014

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Delivering a quality rapid transit system in a challenging environment

  1. 1. Delivering a quality rapid transit system in a challenging environment Tom Hacker Project Advisor Louise Porter Programme Manager
  2. 2. 120,000 students in 8 institutions Largest ‘creative’ sector outside London 36,500
  3. 3. Congestion constraining growth Leeds population to grow 12% (90k) by 2021 35,000 new jobs by 2028 Largest City in EU without Rapid Transit 10% less productive than national average 15th in UK for inward investment Some areas amongst 5% most deprived in UK 29% houses economically inactive HS2 HS3?
  4. 4. Making public transport more attractive 1) Greater capacity 2) Reduced journey times 3) Improved punctuality 4) Improved infrastructure Conditions where rapid transit appropriate 1) Busiest routes + standing passengers 2) Most congested corridors 3) Scope to reduce journey times 4) Scope to improve reliability
  5. 5. M62 A647 Skipton & Ilkley Bradford Huddersfield Wakefield York & Selby Wetherby Harrogate Otley Dewsbury Leeds
  6. 6. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 14.8km trolleybus network Vehicle + infrastructure + park and ride + marketing 11 million passengers + £250.5m (£173m from DFT) 45,000 households BCR of 2.96:1 2,350 P&R Spaces 20 x 160 capacity vehicles Up to 1,600 PPH
  7. 7. 40% Journey time saving 65% segregation Flexible + off wire capabilities Quieter, cleaner & smoother Less disruption during construction £235m per annum boost to local economy Increased property prices Fares Set by LCC and the WYCA 4,000 New jobs Benefits of NGT Regeneration
  8. 8. 2009 2020 March 2009 - MSBC Submitted July 2012 - Programme Entry Approval 2008/09 - Consultation 2012/13 – Public Engagement Sept 2013 – TWAO Submission April/Oct 2014 – Public Inquiry Late 2015 – anticipated SoS decision 2016 – select preferred bidders 2017 – Begin construction 2019 – Testing and commissioning 2020 – start of operations

New Generation Transport (NGT) www.ngtmetro.com presentation by Louise Porter & Tom Hacker, delivered to postgraduate students at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) University of Leeds, UK. 27 November 2014

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