Table of Contents

Daventry PRT Scoping Study, Phase 2, Final Report, February '08

(See the entire scoping document and the Prior Information Notice)


Contents

1. Introduction 4

1.1 Findings of Phase 1 4

1.2 Purpose of Phase 2 5

2. Economic Development and Transport Policy 6

2.1 Introduction 6

2.2 The Tiers of Economic Development and Transport Policy 6

2.3 Screening of Policy Objectives 6

2.4 European Level 8

2.5 National 8

2.6 Inter Regional level 9

2.7 Integrated Regional Strategy (IRS) 11

2.8 National Planning Policy at Regional and Local Level 11

2.9 Regional Economic Strategy 12

2.10 Regional Core Objectives 13

2.11 Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) 14

2.12 Sub regional and Local Level 15

3. The Appraisal Framework 19

3.1 The Appraisal Task 19

3.2 The Questions for Appraisal 21

3.3 Appraisal Guidance 21

3.4 The Objectives of PRT 23

3.5 The Appraisal Criteria 24

4. PRT and the Alternatives 27

4.1 PRT 27

4.2 The Range of Public Transport Modes 33

4.3 Selecting the Best Alternative 38

4.4 Assessment of Mode Options 44

5. Selecting the Pilot Schemes 46

5.1 Pilot System Requirements 46

5.2 Selecting the Location of the Pilot Scheme 48

5.3 The PRT Pilot 52

5.4 The High Quality Bus Alternative 59

6. PRT Technical Requirements and Cost 61

6.1 Technical Requirements 61

6.2 Costs 76

7. Safety Review 84

7.1 Introduction 84

7.2 Safety in guideway construction 84

7.3 HMRI requirements 86

7.4 The Safety Review Panel 91

7.5 Best Alternative High Quality Bus 96

8. System Operations and Business Plan 97

8.1 Introduction 97

8.2 Implementation Programme and Procurement 97

8.3 Staffing 97

8.4 Operational Services Review 100

9. Appraisal of PRT and High Quality Bus 104

9.1 Overview 104

9.2 Appraisal Methodology 105

9.3 Transport Economic Appraisal 115

9.4 Sensitivity Testing 118

9.5 Summary of Transport Economic Appraisal 118

9.6 Economic Development Appraisal 118

10. Procurement Review and Recommendations 133

10.1 Introduction 133

10.2 The Balance of Private and Public Service Interests 135

10.3 Risk Minimisation 136

10.4 Grant Agency Requirements 137

10.5 Basic Procurement models 138

10.6 Separating Infrastructure and Operations 138

10.7 Recent Practice in the Procurement of Public Transport Schemes 140

10.8 Procuring PRT 140

10.9 Conclusions 144

11. DRAFT emda Grant Application 147

12. Conclusions and Recommendations 148

12.1 Introduction 148

12.2 Risks 150

12.3 Procurement 151

12.4 Funding 151

12.5 Recommendation 152

Appendix A Daventry PRT - TWA Issues 153

Appendix B Alignment Sketches 156

Appendix C Design Statement and Structural Report 157

Appendix D Technical Assessment Results 158

Appendix E Risk and Safety 159

Appendix F Detailed O&M Costs 160

Appendix G Draft emda Application
 




 


October 07, 2008