Project: GB FREIGHT MODEL - REGIONAL PILOT FOR ECONOMIC/LOGISTIC METHODS

Reference: H134B

Last update: 15/08/2013 13:42:49

Objectives

The main objective for this project is part of the work leading into the National Freight Transport and it follows the recommendations made in the earlier review of freight modelling study.

This feasibility study will be based on the EUNET Trans-Pennine model that has previously been developed. The model will be tested at the regional rather than national scale, in order to optimise the cost effectiveness of this exploration and should identify at an early stage the overall risks to progress at the national level.

Description

To examine the feasibility of one of the central components of the proposed freight model framework, by testing at the regional scale (in order to optimise the cost effectiveness of this exploration). This will require building on the existing EUNET work in the Trans-Pennine corridor to identify at an early stage the overall risks to progress and then to test the feasibility of an untried element of the National Freight Transport Model.

Contractor(s)

WSP Policy and Research
49-51 High Street, , Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 2HZ

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £198,675.00

Actual start date: 10 December 2003

Actual completion date: 20 June 2005

Publication(s)

The EUNET 2.0 Freight & Logistics Model
Author: WSP
Publication date: 25/11/2005
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/economics/rdg/auditofthegreatbritainfreightmodelgbfm