Rail Franchise Specification

The 2012 and 2013 InterCity East Coast and Great Western franchise competitions.

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Heathrow Airport Surface Access Strategy

A benchmarking and best practice study of airport surface access strategies and services..

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Manchester Airport Surface Access Strategy

Bob Longworth Consulting produced the first UK Airport Surface Access Strategy (1997).

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We are an independent transport consultant service specialising in access to airports, air – rail links, sustainable transport and travel planning solutions for the workplace. Bob Longworth is a Chartered Engineer with 24 years experience in airport management, transport strategy and public transport development. Widely known and respected for his work at Manchester Airport, where he led the strategic development of its transport infrastructure and services to be amongst the best of any non-capital city European airport.

Working at the Department for Transport on the specification for InterCity rail franchises, he has first hand experience of the development and implementation of Government policy on rail franchises, the strategic importance of rail, and its importance to regional and national economic growth.

An experienced political and public stakeholder manager on transport issues, he is acutely aware of the external public and political scrutiny that transport plans are subjected to.

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