3 Initial Appraisal 3.1 Initial Appraisal Approach 3.2 Initial Appraisal Criteria 3.3 Output from Initial Appraisal

3 Initial Appraisal

3.1 Initial Appraisal Approach

The initial appraisal identified those interventions which merited detailed appraisal consistent with the STAG Part 1 methodology. By undertaking a mainly qualitative appraisal, it was possible to demonstrate which interventions would contribute significantly to the STPR objectives and meet the appraisal criteria. All interventions that passed through the sifting process were subjected to this initial appraisal.

In some cases, appraisal work had been undertaken previously by third parties. Where available, this information was reviewed and, where appropriate, used to assist in the appraisal process.

3.2 Initial Appraisal Criteria

At the sifting stage, many of the interventions considered were of a largely conceptual nature; e.g. "enhanced rail services to x." For the purpose of the initial appraisal, it was necessary to expand the definition of particular interventions to provide a more tangible "project" to appraise, bearing in mind the objectives it was intended to address.

At this stage in the process, the largely qualitative appraisal considered a number of criteria, as shown in the example below in Table 3.1.

Table 3.1: Initial Appraisal Criteria

Criteria

Commentary included (example text)

Performance against STPR Objective(s)

Makes significant contribution to the objective of eliminating crowding in this area

Performance against Key Strategic Outcomes

Significant improvement to quality and accessibility of public transport into Glasgow

Deliverability

No insurmountable deliverability issues

Relationship to other interventions

Outcomes can also be achieved by intervention xx (additional peak hour services)

3.3 Output from Initial Appraisal

136 interventions were considered at the Initial Appraisal stage. Of these, 112 were considered appropriate for Detailed Appraisal. Table 3.2 lists those interventions taken forward. Appendix C contains details of interventions that were not considered appropriate for more detailed appraisal and the rationale for these interventions not being taken forward. Appendix C also contains a list of interventions that were not progressed following more detailed appraisal, as outlined in Chapter 4.

Table 3.2: Interventions taken forward from Initial Appraisal.

Intervention ID

Intervention Title

Intervention ID

Intervention Title

1

Augment Far North Line Rail Services with Express Coach Services

30

Speed Enforcement Measures on the A82 between Glasgow and Fort William, the A83 between Tarbert and Kennacraig, the A85 between Tyndrum and Oban, the A828 and on the A830

2

Speed Enforcement Measures on the A82 between Inverness and Fort William, the A87, the A887 and the A830.

33

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Livingston South

3

Upgrade A96 to Dual Carriageway between Inverness and Nairn

34

M8 and A71 Bus Priority and Park-&-Ride Network between Edinburgh, Livingston and Bathgate

4

New Bypasses on the A96

35

Rail Service Enhancements between Perth and Edinburgh

5

Speed Enforcement Measures on the A96.

36

New Rail Line between Perth and Inverkeithing

6

A96 Road Safety Improvements

39

M8 Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network between Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow Airport and Areas to the West

9

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A82 between Fort William and Inverness, the A87, the A887 and the A830

40

M8 Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network between Glasgow City Centre and Areas to the East

10

A9 Dualling

41

M77 Corridor Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network

11

A9 Upgrading

42

M80/A80 Corridor Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network

13

Rail Enhancements on the Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness

43

Glasgow Subway Upgrade and Modernisation

15

Suburban Rail Services Across Dundee

44

Divert Whifflet and Edinburgh (via Shotts) Rail Services to Glasgow Central Low Level

16

Rail Service Enhancements between Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow

48

Construction of Glasgow Crossrail

18

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Dunblane

50

New Cross Glasgow Rail Tunnel connecting Shields, Muirhouse, Cowlairs and Bellgrove

20

M9 Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network

53

Glasgow Light Rapid Transit Network and busway system

21

Grangemouth Road Access Upgrades

55

Inverness Southern Bypass from the A96 to A82

22

Rail Access Improvements to Grangemouth

56

Inverness Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride

25

Divert Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston Services to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

58

Rail Service Enhancements between Inverness and Nairn

26

Lengthen Trains and Platforms between Glasgow and Dunblane/Alloa

60

Dundee Northern Relief Road

29

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A82 South of Fort William, A83, A85 west of Tyndrum and A828

61

Grade Separation of Junctions on the A90 Kingsway in Dundee

62

Dundee Bus Priority and Park-&-Ride Network

100

Electrification of Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts

63

Co-locate Dundee Bus Station with Rail Station

102

Extensive Rail Service and Infrastructure Enhancements between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High

72

Expand Edinburgh South-East Bus Priority and Park-&-Ride Network

103

Upgraded Rail Line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Carstairs

76

Upgrade Edinburgh Haymarket Public Transport Interchange

104

New High Speed Rail Line between Edinburgh and Glasgow

78

Speed Enforcement Measures on the A9 between Inverness and Tore and on the A835.

105

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Shotts and Carstairs

79

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A835 between Tore Roundabout and Ullapool

109

Speed Enforcement Measures on the A9 north of Inverness and on the A99

82

Rail Service Enhancements between Edinburgh and Dunbar

110

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A9 North of Tore Roundabout and the A99

84

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Newcraighall

111

Reopen Rail Freight Connection to Greenock Port

85

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M74

112

Lengthen Trains and Platforms between Glasgow and the Ayrshire Coast

86

Enhancements to Rail Freight between Glasgow and the Border via West Coast Main Line

113

Lengthen Trains and Platforms between Glasgow and Kilmarnock

87

Lengthen Trains and Platforms and Reduce Journey Times between Glasgow and Inverclyde

115

Aberdeen Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network

88

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements and Reduce Journey Times between Glasgow and Inverclyde

116

M74 Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network between Glasgow City Centre and Areas to the South-East

89

Speed Enforcement Measures on the M8 and A8 between Glasgow and Inverclyde

119

New Light Rapid Transit Line from Edinburgh to Dalkeith and Penicuik

91

Rail Service Frequency Enhancement between Glasgow and Kilmarnock

121

Priority Vehicle Lane on the M8 between Junctions 1 and 3

92

Rail Service Frequency Enhancement between Glasgow and the Ayrshire Coast

122

Priority Vehicle Lane on the M90/A90 between Halbeath and the Forth Road Bridge

93

Rail Service Enhancements Between Edinburgh and Dundee

127

New Rail Line between Kilmacolm and Paisley Canal

95

Light Rapid Transit connections between Fife and Edinburgh

128

Speed Enforcement Measures on the M80/M9/A9 Corridor between Glasgow and Perth

96

Fife Bus Priority Measures and Park-&-Ride Network

129

Priority Vehicle Lane on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass

97

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Fife

131

New Motorway Link between the M73 and Coatbridge

132

Grade Separation of Junctions on the A8 between Langbank and Greenock

168

Priority Vehicle Lane on the M74 between Hamilton and Glasgow

134

Improved Road Links to Edinburgh Airport

169

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A68, A7 and A702

137

Rail Service Frequency Enhancements between Edinburgh and Bathgate

170

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A90 North of Aberdeen

139

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M8 between Glasgow and Inverclyde

171

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A75

140

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M8 between Glasgow and Harthill

173

Extension of Glasgow Southern Orbital from East Kilbride to M73/M74

141

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M8 between Edinburgh and Harthill

175

New River Clyde Rail Crossing and Glasgow Outer-Suburban Circular Rail Service

142

Rail Service Enhancements between Aberdeen and Inverness

176

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the A75

145

Rail Freight Enhancements between Mossend, Grangemouth and Aberdeen via Perth

177

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A1

146

Rail Freight Enhancements between Mossend, Grangemouth and Inverness

180

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A92

153

Grade Separation of Junctions on the A9 between Keir Roundabout and South of Perth

181

Online Trunk Road Improvements on the A76

154

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M90 and A90

182

New Glasgow City Centre Rail Terminal at St Enoch

156

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass

301

Expansion of Trunk Road Intelligent Transport System

157

Intelligent Transport System Initiatives on the M80 and A80

302

Enhancing Rail System Capacity through Taregted Improvements

158

Selective Upgrades to the A77

303

Further Electrification of the Strategic Rail Network

159

Selective Upgrades to the A737

304

Integrated Ticketing

161

Grade separation of Broxden and Inveralmond roundabouts

305

Reconfiguration of the National Rail Timetable

162

Suburban Light/Heavy Rail Services Across Aberdeen

307

Creation of Strategic Park-&-Ride/Choose Sites and Quality Bus Corridors

163

Rail Freight connections to the Port of Rosyth

308

Strategic Road Safety Plan