Norway high speed rail
- Market analysis study of the demand for HSR.
- Development of bespoke mode choice model. Including development of base matrices and stated preference research.
- Costing – assessment of capital and operating costs and whole life assessment.
- Economic analysis including the development of a framework to assess the economic and social impacts of the HSR network.
- An assessment of benefits of using high speed infrastructure for the transportation of freight.
- Uncertainty analysis – including demographic, economic, cost, technology and policy factors contributing to risk and uncertainty.
- GIS accessibility analysis to optimise station location. Study of facilities and requirements to encourage mode shift from air to rail.
- A study of potential HSR track access arrangements.
- Funding approaches – examining the potential ways of delivering the project including public-private partnerships. Atkins was supported by E&Y.
- Provision of a review and discussion document on potential commercial delivery structures and their potential applicability in a Norwegian HSR. This document informed subsequent discussions between JBV and the Norwegian Minister for Finance.
- A review and preliminary consideration of HSR commercial delivery structures
- Enabled a robust, evidence based platform for high speed rail development and investment decision making. Produced the basis, principles and models by which different high speed rail options and corridors could be assessed.
- Provided detailed assessments of existing data and models as well as the evidence base and methods proposed for future analysis.
- Provided support to the client at public conferences and presentations to key stakeholders on the findings and outputs to date.
- Advised the client on potential commercial delivery structures to inform client dialogue with Norwegian Finance Minister.
- The work was let in six contracts over two phases. Atkins was the only contractor whose commission was extended from phase 2 to phase 3 and by the end of the project was leading the work for three of the six contracts.
- The completion of this contract directly lead to a follow-up study commissioned by Coinco North and funded by the European Union, This investigated the feasibility of a further high speed connection between Oslo and Copenhagen (Denmark) via Gothenburg (Sweden).