Strategic Transport Projects Review Report 4: Summary Report

December 2008

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1 Introduction
The Challenge
Improving Transport Provision – Progress so far
The Strategic Transport Projects Review

2 The Role of Transport
Contribution to the Scottish Government’s Purpose
The Government Economic Strategy
National Transport Strategy
National Planning Framework
Climate Change

3 Strategic Transport Issues
Scotland’s Strategic Transport Network
Providing Competitive Inter-Urban Journey Times
Promoting Transfer to Public Transport
Providing Accessibility for Remote Communities
Facilitating Strategic Freight Movements
Promoting Rail Freight
Providing Access to Ports, Airports and Borders
Maximising Labour Catchment for Areas of Economic Activity
Ensuring that Scotland Remains an Attractive Place to Live and Visit

4 Addressing The Issues: STPR Recommendations
Identifying Investment Priorities
Prioritising Transport Interventions
Monitoring and Evaluation
Recommended Interventions


A Summary of Draft Investments

1 – Strategic Road Safety Plan
2 – Maintaining and Safely Operating Scotland’s Rail Network
3 – Targeted Programme of Measures to Improve Road Standards between Glasgow and Oban/Fort William (A82)
4 – Targeted Programme of Measures to Reduce Accident Severity in North and West Scotland
5 – Route Management on other Road Corridors
6 – Further Electrification of the Strategic Rail Network
7 – Reconfiguration of the National Rail Timetable
8 – (Strategic) Park-&-Ride / Park-&-Choose Strategy
9 – Using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on Parts of the Road Network to Enhance Road Capacity and Operations
10 – Integrated Ticketing
11 – Implement Targeted Programme of Measures to improve Links to the Loch Ryan Port Facilities from the Trans European Network
12 – Enhancing Rail System Capacity through Targeted Improvements
13 – Rail Enhancements in the East of Scotland
14 – Forth Replacement Crossing
15 – Edinburgh - Glasgow (Rail) Improvements Programme
16 – A9 Upgrading from Dunblane to Inverness
17 – Rail Enhancements on the Highland Main line between Perth and Inverness
18 – Upgrade A96 to Dual Carriageway between Inverness and Nairn
19 – Rail Service Enhancements between Aberdeen and Inverness
20 – Grangemouth Road and Rail Access Upgrades
21 – Upgrade Edinburgh Haymarket Public Transport Interchange
22 – Targeted Road Congestion / Environmental Relief Schemes
23 – Rail Service Enhancements between Aberdeen and the Central Belt
24 – West of Scotland Strategic Rail Enhancements
25 – Light Rapid Transit connections between Fife and edinburgh
26 – Rail Enhancements between Inverclyde / Ayrshire and Glasgow
27 – Enhancements to Rail Freight between Glasgow and the Border via West Coast Main Line
28 – Inverkeithing to Halbeath Rail Line
29 – Dundee Northern Relief Road

B Summary of STPR Work Packages

Review Current and Future Network Performance
Determine Expectations, Gaps and Shortfalls
Identify Potential Interventions and Sift Options
Appraise Candidate Interventions
Strategic Environmental Assessment


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