Littleworth New Station Feasibility Audit
Client: Lincolnshire CC, Aug - Oct 2014
The Railway Consultancy was pleased to support Mouchel in its analysis of the potential for a new station at Littleworth, in Lincolnshire. An initial study had already suggested that there might be a business case for a station at this site, in the village of Deeping St Nicholas, but Lincolnshire CC needed more detailed information before deciding to proceed further.
The proposed station was designed to serve not only the immediate village, but also a swathe of surrounding countryside, all of which is remote from the sole local station at Spalding. Analysis of Census Travel-To-Work data enabled us to identify the likely level of demand at Littleworth, although this was complicated by the need to apply trip rates which varied by distance from the proposed site. A consideration of generalised costs to/from key destinations such as Peterborough and London supported our analysis of likely trip numbers, after which it was possible to offer the Council firmer guidance.
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