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Commercial Members Meeting - Vision for Movement

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Commercial Members Meeting - Vision for Movement

  1. 1. Geoff Inskip Chief Executive Centro• Vision for Movement 1
  2. 2. Birmingham city centre Vision for movementWhy? • An agenda for change from the BID’s • Shared desire to get on and deliver • Based on realistic objectives • One Vision for external funding bodies • Use private and public expertise
  3. 3. Birmingham city centreVision for movementThe Partnership Colmore BID Centro Retail BID Vision for Movement Broad Street Birmingham BID City Council
  4. 4. Broad Street BIDConnecting Rapid transport solution
  5. 5. • Safe and welcoming streets for people• Design strategy for a spectacular shopping place• A clear ‘mental map’
  6. 6. Vision for movement3 clear principles: Walkable Efficient Connected
  7. 7. Vision for movement Walkable Easy Routes...
  8. 8. Walkable City
  9. 9. Walkable City – Interconnect Birmingham 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. Typical Bus StopTotem 11
  12. 12. Walkable City -Moor Street/New 12Street Link
  13. 13. Vision for movement ConnectedMetro /Rail/ Sprint...
  14. 14. BirminghamGateway 14
  15. 15. Birmingham Airport Runway ExtensionDeliver increased employment andregional wealthPotential to generate an extra 2,160new jobs for local peopleTrade with an extra 100 plus new localeconomies, providing regionaleconomic growth and even more jobsin the regionOpportunities to attract inwardinvestment, foster international trade,support regional business, commerceand industry, stimulate inboundtourism and enhance cultural links 15
  16. 16. Midland Metro Extension: Snow Hill to NewStreet • 1.5km additional route length • Link Snow Hill and New Street Stations • Better penetration of shopping/business areas • Programme linked to New Street Gateway 16
  17. 17. City Centre Bus Interchange 17
  18. 18. Birmingham Sprint... 18
  19. 19. Vision for movement
  20. 20. Sprint/ RapidTransit Network
  21. 21. Sprint- Rapid Transit
  22. 22. Vision for movement Efficient Smarter roads...
  23. 23. An Efficient City• Providing priority access for public transport and pedestrians and cyclists at congested locations.• Improvements to key road junctions• Developing parking strategies to improve the efficiency of parking within the city centre.• Improve servicing and waste collection arrangements in the city centre and access for emergency vehicles.• Promote the use of sustainable travel options through existing business and 23 residential communities.
  24. 24. Vision for movement Delivering the Vision• In five years time: – A Well Connected City • First phase of ‘Birmingham Sprint’ • Metro extension between Snow Hill and New Street Stations • Birmingham Gateway • Birmingham City Centre Interchange • Planning for HS2 – An Efficient City • Smart Routes • Smartcard – A Walkable City • Moor Street/New Street Link • Wayfinding and visitor information systems
  25. 25. Vision for movementDelivering the Vision • Steering Group – Large agenda for transport over the coming years – Provides a focus for city centre – Joint public/private sector working – Key role in overseeing and co- ordinating public transport schemes in the city centre
  26. 26. High Speed Rail
  27. 27. Highspeed 2 27
  28. 28. What is High Speed Rail?• “Y” shaped network connecting the major economic centres of the UK,• West Midlands at heart of network• Connectivity to Newcastle and Scotland via existing network;• Crossrail connection via Old Oak Common;• International connectivity via High Speed 1• Birmingham- Paris: 3hrs
  29. 29. New Connectivity and Reduced Journey Times
  30. 30. High Speed 2: West Midlands to London• First phase of Y-Network;• Connectivity to West Coast Main Line• High Speed Rail stations at: - Birmingham City Centre - Birmingham Airport/ NEC; - Old Oak Common - London Euston• Depot at Washwood Heath• Services commencing from 2025
  31. 31. Birmingham Connections into HS2• City centre station at Curzon Street• 6 platforms• Route uses Water Orton corridor• Depot at Washwood Heath• Interchange station near Airport/NEC with major P&R provision• Birmingham linked both north and south
  32. 32. The Case for High Speed Rail in the West Midlands• To tackle the capacity and growth challenge on the West Coast Main Line and on our Local Rail network;• To provide vastly improved connectivity to the North, maximising our position at the heart of the country;• To allow the development of improved local rail and freight services to support industry, business, commuting and leisure;Together these things:• Help deliver global competitiveness;• Provide a step change in economic growth;
  33. 33. Rail Capacity• Rail is a huge success:1.2bn national journeys per annum;• Long distance journeys: doubled in the period 1994/95 to 2009/10;• Rail Freight: provides economic benefits of £6bn per annum to UK; volumes carried expected to double by 2030;• Rail system is at capacity: - overcrowding now common place - West Coast services now full at weekends;• There is a clear need to take action now – a view supported by Network Rail and Greengauge studies• Economic and population growth to drive rail growth over next 15 years
  34. 34. Demand for National Connectivity from the West Midlands• London, as heart of UK economy, will drive patronage growth• By 2024/25, patronage is forecast to grow by: Birmingham- London: 35%; Birmingham – Manchester: 40%; Birmingham – Glasgow: 65%;• Virgin Intercity West Coast :16m trips in 1999 but 31m today;• Long distance services used by all sectors of society for differing journey purposes
  35. 35. West Midlands Local Rail Capacity• West Midlands at heart of national rail network• West Midlands Network is largely twin-track supporting long-distance, regional, local and freight services• Significant capacity constraints and crowding issues already exist• Connectivity across Birmingham is poor and some stations have irregular services (e.g. 20 min then 42 minute gaps)• A conservative 32% patronage increase predicted by 2019/20• Growth in long-distance passenger services will put increasing pressure on the Local Commuter Rail Network;• Rail Freight growth to require 40-80 rail freight train paths per day by 2030, growth of 25% approx
  36. 36. How High Speed Rail resolves the Rail Capacity Challenge• Segregates Intercity services away from existing rail network;• Existing mix-use network is very inefficient• Huge rail capacity is provided to meet Intercity demand• Released existing capacity can be utilised to provide for Local Commuter services, cross-country and freight growth;• Provides the opportunity to revolutionise how we travel
  37. 37. Alternatives to High Speed RailUpgrade the West Coast Main Line/ Rail Package 2• Hugely disruptive to existing railway;• Previous upgrade cost x4 original estimate; 4 years late;• Benefits to Intercity travel only• Local Commuter and Freight growth sacrificed;• Opportunity lost for new International/ national connectivity;New Convention Line• Saves only 9% of the costs of the high speed line;• Halve the time savings from a high speed train;• Quantified benefits fall by 33%• Benefit: Cost Ratio of 1.0• No international connectivity;
  38. 38. Connectivity Expansion: Future Network Scenario• HSR provides opportunity to remodelled existing rail network• Example Coventry: - More national connectivity: Liverpool, Manchester, Scotland; - More local commuter connectivity: Milton Keynes, Birmingham Intl, Leamington;
  39. 39. Freight• West Midlands at heart of national Strategic Freight Network• Considerable freight growth forecast• Longer trains, W10+ container gauge• West Midlands major bottleneck• Need to create freight “bypass” for congested central Birmingham network• Stourbridge – Walsall Rail Freight Route• Other capacity enhancements also needed to create flexible routing options for freight operators
  40. 40. The Economic Case: The Needs of Business• Business community identifies the following as the needs of business today and in the future: - In the 21st Century economy, businesses need greater national and international connectivity; - Connectivity to the people with the right skills for their business; - fast and reliable connectivity to existing/ new customers and markets;• High Speed Rail Case Studies: Ashford: 9000 new jobs; 1500 new companies Lyon: 20,000 new jobs, major regeneration of city centre; Lillie: 50,000 new jobs since HSR line built
  41. 41. Economic Benefits of High Speed Two• 40,000 additional jobs across the UK inc. 22,000 additional jobs in the West Midlands economy; Sub-Region Residential Employment Created by HS2 Birmingham & Solihull 13,000 Black Country 3,500 Coventry 1,200 Wider Economic Area 4,000• West Midlands benefits from £1.5Bn GVA benefits per annum from package of High Speed Rail and local rail network improvements;• Catalyst for regeneration;
  42. 42. Why Centro Supports High Speed Rail• This position was developed by assessing the economic, rail and carbon challenges;• Evidence demonstrates High Speed Rail will: - Provide major economic and carbon benefits to the West Midlands; - Provide the rail capacity required to meet future growth for Intercity and Local commuter, Regional and Freight Services; - No alternative could provide these benefits• A generational opportunity to revolutionise the way we travel in the UK
  43. 43. Conclusions• HS2 will be transformational as it solves our capacity problems on the network creating a major opportunity to change the use of the “classic” network• More and better local, regional and freight services• Will have significant economic and jobs benefits reshaping our national economy• Also needs a package of network investment to support growth and improve connectivity into HS2 from whole region• Needs to start planning now
  44. 44. Vision for movementHigh Speed Rail THANK YOU DISCUSSION / Q&A GEOFF INSKIP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CENTRO

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