Growth in traffic levels at Manchester Airport leads to increased demand for surface access provision. At the moment the majority of the Airport's passengers arrive by private car or taxi, with some 10% using public transport. As part of its development strategy, the Airport has set itself the objective of increasing the share of public transport to at least 25% over the next decade. Steer Davies Gleave was commissioned by the Airport to provide ideas and guidance as to how this might be achieved, and it is this work that the paper discusses. The scope of the study was wide. Some of the increased public transport share will be gained when the new heavy rail link opens in Spring 1993, and ways of exploiting this were examined, but the work also covered light rail, bus and coach, remote check-in and remote car parking. Airport workers account for about 30% of all access trips to the Airport, almost all by car, and these were also examined. One of the conclusions was that proper use of the new rail link was one of the keys to obtaining the 25% share, but that a number of further measures are necessary to provide further incremental increases. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 865038.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 97-108

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  • Accession Number: 00665315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-261-9
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM