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The scottish ferries review consultation document 2010 arran 12 july 2010 graham laidlaw

The Scottish Ferries Review

Consultation Document 2010

Arran - 12 July 2010

Graham Laidlaw


Introduction

Introduction

  • Consultation Document, not a Plan

  • Runs to 30 September 2010

  • Questionnaires to complete and return

  • 33 key questions

  • [email protected]

  • 0131 244 1539

  • Documents available on our website


Commitment to ferries

Commitment to Ferries

  • Essential part of our transport network

  • Essential for access to vital services

  • Enable movement of freight

  • Encourage sustainable and growing communities

  • Must provide a safe, sustainable system

  • Quality employment


Summary of the review

Summary of the Review:

  • Inform a long term Ferries Strategy – to 2022

  • Influence next round of tendering for services

  • Investment programme for vessels and ports and harbours

  • All publicly funded ferries included – Scottish Government and local authority funded

  • No potential routes excluded

  • Needs of passengers, cars, commercial vehicles and freight all to be considered


Lack of consistency

Lack of consistency

  • Funding services

  • Funding vessels

  • Funding harbour infrastructure

  • Responsibility for delivery

  • What routes and what level of service

  • Tendered services

  • Provision of vessels


What we ve done so far

What we’ve done so far

  • Been helped in forming opinions by project groups

  • Consultants and CMAL carried out specific pieces of work to inform us

  • Public consultation events last year

  • Extensive data collection


Challenges

Challenges

  • Less money available to invest in and support ferries

  • Ageing fleet and need for investment

  • Ageing harbour infrastructure and need for investment

  • Escalating fuel and crew costs

  • Subsidy levels increasing


Funding and procurement

Funding and Procurement

  • To 2022 need £604m for vessels

  • To 2022 need £180m for ports and harbours replacement

  • To 2022 need £7.5m p.a. annually for ports and harbours maintenance

  • The services also need to be funded - 2007/8 cost for all c. £103m, 2008/9 for DML c.£90m

  • We are asking you to consider options


Funding options

Funding Options

  • The status quo

  • CMAL to access funds through alternative structural or financing routes

  • Ports and harbours could be self-funding

  • Users of the service to pay more

  • Open the market up to greater competition


Fares options

Fares Options

  • Increase all fares

  • Increase visitor fares

  • Reduce fares for island/peninsula residents

  • Reduce fares for commercial vehicles

  • RET or other distance based

  • To manage demand

  • Mixed approach


Fares questions

Fares Questions

  • Asking you to consider what the rationale for/purpose of the fares policy should be.

  • Should fares differentiate between islanders/residents of peninsular communities and other ferry users?

  • One fares policy across Scotland or different policies dependant on needs of communities?


What services should be funded

What services should be funded?

  • We have developed a methodology – based on Summer timetables - for determining what routes and services are needed

  • We will now do the same for Winter timetable


Other issues

Other Issues?

  • Accessibility

  • Environment


Current issues for arran

Current Issues for Arran

  • Reliability issues at Ardrossan harbour – during bad weather

  • Last sailing to Arran too early in the evening

  • Summer capacity and second vessel


Arran household survey results

Arran –Household survey results

  • Overall people in Arran who use the ferry most are either quite or highly satisfied with their current services – 74% (Average all network – 73% satisfaction)


Routes and services methodology

Routes and Services Methodology

  • Define current and future needs relevant to other communities

  • Define the ferry service required to meet those needs

  • Define current service and current issues

  • Define gaps between steps 2 and 3

  • Consider options to address gaps

  • Prioritise future spending


Step 1 define current needs

Step 1 - Define current needs

  • Commuting

  • Personal

  • Supply chain

  • Export/import

  • Tourism


Results of step 1 arran

Results of step 1 – Arran

  • Supply Chain and Export/Import are equally important

  • Followed by Personal and Tourism then Commuting


Defining a service to meet these needs

Defining a service to meet these needs

  • Chosen four attributes that largely define a ferry service:

    • Crossing time;

    • number of sailings per day;

    • length of operating day; and,

    • the number of days per week the service runs

  • Taken dependencies identified in step 1 and

    matched them against these four attributes


Results of steps 2 and 3 arran

Results of steps 2 and 3 – Arran

AttributeProposedActual

  • Crossing

    timemediumshort

    (75-180 mins)(less than 75-mins)

  • Sailing

    per daymediummedium

    (3-6)(3-6)


Results of steps 2 and 3

Results of steps 2 and 3

AttributeProposedActual

  • Oper/dayhighhigh

    (full oper/day)(full oper day)

  • Day/wkhighhigh

    (full week)(full week)


Results of step 4 initial analysis for arran

Results of Step 4 – initial analysis for Arran

  • A longer crossing time

  • And no change to:

    sailings per day;

    operating day;

    days per week.

  • However sense checking and Steps 5 and 6 yet to be applied


Steps 5 and 6

Steps 5 and 6

  • Identify options to address proposed changes at Step 4

  • STAG based appraisal

  • Objectives to take account of current issues

  • Prioritise future spend across the Scottish ferries network


What s the way forward

What’s the way forward?

  • Majority of services will continue to receive public funding

  • Responsibility for delivery will continue to be split between SG and LAs

  • Must explore ways of bringing additional money into the system for delivery of ferry services

  • Need an open and transparent way to determine what routes and services and level of service should be funded


What happens next

What happens next?

  • Public consultation to 30 September 2010

  • 43 events within this period

  • Draft Ferries Plan with more detailed Strategic Environmental Assessment and an Equalities Impact Assessment

  • Further minimum 6 week consultation period

  • Final Ferries Plan


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