Auckland City Centre Rail Link Business Case Review: Workstream 2 - Review Technical Transport Aspects
Last updated on
31/07/2012 1:03 p.m.
The purpose of the Review of Technical Transport Aspects Workstream was to review and assess the Auckland City Centre Rail Link Business Case’s economic analysis of transport benefits and patronage data.
Over time the scopes of Workstream 2, Workstream 3 and Workstream 10 changed, and the calculations of benefits was undertaken by Workstream 2.
Several of the memos and reports on this page are marked draft. In these cases, no final version of the document exists and the most recent version has been published.
Technical Transport Aspects Workstream Report
The Technical Transport Aspects Workstream Report largely presents a central government agency position on the transport patronage benefits associated with the City Centre Rail Link, but also includes the Auckland Council/Auckland Transport position.
Auckland Council/Auckland Transport Position on Transport-related Patronage and Benefits
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport put forward a new policy position on the transport benefits of the projects which involved a range of new policy assumptions. The position was not assessed as part of the Business Case Review.
The policy case was included in full in the Auckland City Centre Rail Link Business Case Reveiw Report and the Workstream 2 Report.
Technical Transport Aspects Workstream Scope
The Technical Transport Aspects Workstream Scope represented the initial intentions for the Technical Transport Aspects Workstream, and informed the Review’s Project Plan.
Several memos were exchanged between the Working Group, including requests for further information from APB&B (the authors of the CBD Rail Link Business Case).
The Ministry of Transport prepared a memo outlining concerns with the modelling of the transport data in the Business Case. Auckland Transport prepared a memo outlining modelling results and explaining the models. APB&B also prepared a response to the Ministry of Transport memo.
The NZ Transport Agency prepared a memo commenting on the compliance of the CBD Rail Link Business Case with the Economic Evaluation Manual.
Papers supplied by Richard Paling Consulting
Richard Paling Consulting was contracted by the Ministry of Transport to undertake key tasks for this Workstream, and supplied a number of Working Papers ranging from technical workstream matters to looking at the location of employment growth and the source of trips into the city centre.
These papers were produced for the Ministry of Transport but do not necessarily reflect the Ministry’s position. The papers were also produced at various stages of the review and therefore, the thinking and numbers in some cases, particularly in relation to the treatment of the do minimum and do something benefit streams, is outdated.
Read Richard Paling Consulting’s Working Papers:
- Recent Growth in CBD Employment (PDF, 408kb)
- Issues for Clarification and Further Information Required (PDF, 85kb)
- Analysis of Internal Movements within the CBD (PDF, 75kb)
- The Impact of Alternative Assumptions with regard to Annualisation Factors on the Calculated BCRs (PDF, 72kb)
- Reviewing the Transport Economic Benefits set out in the Business Case Report – Issues with the Application of Capacity (PDF, 197kb)
- Evaluation Periods (PDF, 198kb)
- Distribution of Benefits of the CBD Loop (PDF, 204kb)
- Journey to Work to the CBD in 2006 and Changes from 2001 (PDF, 482kb)
- The Impact of Removing Parnell Station (PDF, 105kb)
- Revised Model Outputs for 2041 with Alternative Parking Costs and Congestion Factors (PDF, 87kb)
- Changes in Location of Trips to CBD 2001-2006 (PDF, 207kb)
- Revised Forecast Changes in Rail Trip Patterns (PDF, 89kb)
- Growth in Employment Sector in the Auckland CBD and Other Areas (PDF, 61kb)
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