Working closely with the project stakeholders, we developed a series of scenarios with a range of journey time improvements to assess the likely complexity, costs and benefits in each case.
We delivered the Interim IBC report and presented advice to the Minister of Transport, with a recommendation for deeper investigation.
This model has been suggested for assessing other intercity corridors, such as Hamilton to Tauranga.
- Impact of various rail journey times on growth patterns in the Waikato
- Balancing the journey time between the two city centres with more options to access the service (stations) along the corridor
- Demonstrating economic value given the scale of likely investment
- Engagement with central and local government agencies
- Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) with stakeholders to determine the investment objectives and measurements of success
- Knowledge sharing with international experts from WSP Australia and WSP UK
- Scenario development to understand cost implications of incrementally improving journey times) as well as potential impact this might have on land values at station locations
- Test impact of change in land values on shaping the growth along the corridor
- Partnered with PwC to undertake economic and land value analysis
- Delivery of Interim Indicative Business Case and advice to the Minister of Transport which supported further investigation into the benefits of faster rail
- Report published by MoT here
- Further work initiated to develop the next stages of the project
LIST OF PRIMARY SERVICES
- Business case advisory
- Rail alignment design
- Journey time modelling
- Cost estimating
- Stakeholder engagement
- Transport modelling