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  1. The Merseyrail Study Enhancing its role within the Liverpool City Region A Research Project by Cass Associates and the Department of Civic Design, the University of Liverpool

  2. Background • Progressive, successful city regions are investing heavily in their public transport infrastructure, especially rail, as an integral part of their economic, social and environmental strategies. • Merseyside already has an effective, efficient rail system linking many parts of the city region. • The Cass/Civic Design project examines how the Merseyrail network could enhance its role in stimulating investment and economic growth, and contribute to social and environmental regeneration. • Examples • Beijing BCR • London Overground • San Francisco Bay Area (BART) • Rhein/Ruhr S-Bahn

  3. Methodology • Excluded • City Centre stations (high usage) • Lines not operated by Merseyrail • Took a 1km catchment area (10 mins walk) • 314 hectares • Studied six stations in detail chosen to; • Be representative of all station types • Have an even Liverpool/Wirral split

  4. The Merseyrail Network • Rail Track developed since 1830 • 1886 Cross-River Tunnel • Length of Network • 75 route miles • Including 6.5 miles of tunnel • Number of Stations • 66 stations, 5 underground • Total Passengers • 40,081,911 (2009) • +42% growth on 2002 • “Most reliable” in the UK • 96.33% services running 2009-10 Existing Investment Value

  5. The Merseyrail Study

  6. SOUTHPORT Footfall • 2009 Footfall Data • Excludes City Centre Stations • Top 3 stations • Southport (3,108,000) • Kirkby (1,838,000) • Sand Hills (1,563,000) • Lowest 3 stations • Bank Hall (179,000) • Walton (247,000) • Hall Road (265,000) KIRKBY SANDHILLS Footfall (2009) HUNTS CROSS WEST KIRKBY

  7. Footfall (Selected Stations) HALL ROAD Footfall (Thousands) BANK HALL BIDSTON Footfall (2009) BIRKENHEAD NORTH ST. MICHAEL’S ROCK FERRY

  8. Catchment - Population 51 26 42 19 54 54 # Density (people/hectare)

  9. Catchment - Deprivation 23% 39% 66% 41% 55% 0% Deprivation (12 & 13 of P2 People & Places Geodemographic Classification)

  10. St. Michael’s • Catchment Size • 17,000 people • Footfall (2009) • 825,000 • Deprivation Index • 23%

  11. St. Michael’s

  12. St. Michael’s Strengths Weaknesses • Close to major traffic route into city centre • Good Local Catchment (94% pedestrian access) • Access to Festival Gardens and Promenade • Potential for Park and Ride • Adjacent to large areas of valuable green space • Significant areas of land with potential for improvement • Diverse local population (23% disadvantaged) • Relatively inaccessible, poorly serviced station • No local services close to station • Little car or cycle parking or bus connections • Access through constricted residential area • Some immediate surroundings in poor condition

  13. St. Michael’s - Overview 1km 500m

  14. St. Michael’s - Opportunities St. Michael’sLand Opportunities 1km 500m

  15. Bank Hall • Catchment Size • 15,900 people • Footfall (2009) • 179,000 • Deprivation Index • 66%

  16. Bank Hall Strengths Weaknesses • Located on major road into city centre • Significant areas of underused land • Good access to bus services • Close to major employment areas • Good local catchment • 17,000 • Proximity to Leeds-Liverpool Canal • Proximity to three other stations • No safe or convenient car or bike parking • Very limited local services close to station • Low usage despite high catchment • Footfall 180,000 • Catchment 17,000 • Existing commercial uses struggling • Poor quality, insecure local environment

  17. Bank Hall

  18. Bank Hall - Overview Bank Hall General Plan 1km 500m

  19. Bank Hall- Opportunities Bank Hall Land Opportunities 1km 500m

  20. Birkenhead North • Catchment Size • 17,000 people • Footfall (2009) • 837,000 • Deprivation Index • 41%

  21. Birkenhead North Strengths Weaknesses • Regeneration opportunity immediately outside station • Existing infrastructure already focused on station • High footfall considering catchment size • Footfall 837,000 • Catchment 15,900 • Wide-scale dereliction of docks • Presence/fear of crime and vandalism • Poor public transport coordination

  22. Birkenhead North - Overview Birkenhead North General Plan 1km 500m

  23. Birkenhead North - Opportunities Birkenhead North Land Opportunities 1km 500m

  24. How Can This Approach Work? • More effective regeneration efforts • Co-ordinated investment and delivery • New opportunities for investment and improvement • Increasing land and property values • Improved asset management • Increase commercial activity • Increased quality of life • Network efficiency • Improved accessibility to the network (i.e. by removing obstacles) • Focus planning and investment around mass-transit hub • Improved mobility and opportunity for local people • Increase use of the rail network, supporting further investment in the network