Millhouses Station - Operational, and Economic Feasibility Study
Client: South Yorkshire PTE, Jan - Apr 1997
The Southern suburbs of Sheffield have poor access to the rail network, with only one station in the 12-mile section of the main line between Sheffield and Chesterfield. Car parking at Sheffield station is very limited and that at Chesterfield often over-subscribed. Recent large retail developments have surrounded the former Millhouses station area some three miles South of Sheffield. This has presented the opportunity for dual use of the large car parks by provision of a new integrated rail station with extensive park-and-ride facilities. As the rationalised rail infrastructure South of Sheffield is heavily used, the operational feasibility of the station had to be established, as did the possible type and level of services which might call. The Railway Consultancy's GCOST™ model was used to produce demand forecasts and estimates of modal shift which the station might achieve.
Working with Allott Rail, Railway Consultancy staff were responsible for the rail industry consultation, demand modelling operational feasibility and timetable planning inputs to the study, plus overall project management.
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