Alan has been involved with two major, and one smaller Urban Rail/LRT project;
Dubai Metro Feasibility Study (for Dubai Municipality PTD); Alan provided client-side input to a major Transit Options Study in relation to the then-proposed Dubai Metro. This included selection of consultants, appraisal of consultant’s work, working with the consultant to improve proposed solutions, appraisal of model output, development of bus routing proposals, development of bus priority proposals, etc. The Dubai Metro opened in 2009.
Edinburgh Tram Joint Revenue Committee (for Transport Initiatives Edinburgh); Alan was responsible for co-ordinating a large programme of surveys of various types to gather data for this project which forecast demand and evaluated options for the Edinburgh Tram system. The work included face-to-face, self-completion and internet-based surveys of travellers by all transport modes.
Tramlink extension – Sutton Town Centre (for London Borough of Sutton); Alan reviewed forecast traffic levels, and advised on Public Transport feasibility, of the proposed Croydon tramlink extension to Sutton.