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SETTING FORTH: A CONSULTATION DOCUMENT - FIRTH OF FORTH TRANSPORT LINKS

Accession Number:

00643317

Record Type:

Monograph

Abstract:

This document describes the current transport situation in the area around the Forth road and rail bridges and asks for comments on proposals for short, medium and long term improvements. Information about travel in the area is drawn from three studies: () the Trunk and Key Principle Road Network Review; (b) the Forth Road Bridge Short Term Measures Study; and (c) the South Fife to Edinburgh Strategic Rail Study. Statistics are provided for traffic growth on the Forth Bridge, north and south traffic flows, modal split, queue lengths and anticipated queue lengths. The various measures possible and their likely effect are discussed. In the short term these include rail improvements, traffic management measures and road pricing. Medium term measures include an additional railway station, upgraded bus services, a fifth lane on the Forth Road Bridge and a number of road projects including the Barnton By-pass. In the long term a second road crossing of the Forth is recommended. Comments are invited on a number of issues raised by these possible measures.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

SCOTTISH OFFICE

NEW ST ANDREW'S HOUSE, ST JAMES CENTRE
EDINBURGH EH1 3SZ United Kingdom

Pagination:

59 p.

Publication Date:

1992

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Subject Areas:

Construction; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads

Source Agency:

Transport Research Laboratory

Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3GA United Kingdom

Source Data:

9312TR370E

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ITRD

Last Modified:

Mar 10 1994 12:00AM