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Liverpool-Paris Urban Rail Group – Pulling the Right Levers

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 by in Liverpool-Paris Rail Group | 3 comments

Published urban rail paper with Dr. Olivier Sykes and Professor Ian Wray, transport and development experts at Liverpool University’s Department of Civic Design.  It appeared in the February 2013 Town and Country Planning Association journal.  

‘Pulling the Right Levers’ is based on proceedings of the 2nd Liverpool Paris Rail Group, hosted by Dr. Sykes on November 29th/30th 2012.  We compare the role of urban rail in development on either side of the English Channel/La Manche.  Do contact me or Dr. Sykes for more details.

Liverpool's modern South Parkway Station serves John Lennon Airport and the city's southern suburbs. Pic: aati.co.uk
Liverpool’s modern South Parkway Station serves John Lennon Airport and the city’s southern suburbs. Pic: aati.co.uk

The 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group conference in Liverpool University’s Management School featured urban rail experts from Paris Sorbonne, University College London, Manchester University, Network Rail, Merseytravel and the private sector.

Liverpool design consultancies Share The City, MacMax Architecture and Cass Associates support the Liverpool-Paris Rail GroupThis paper is part of my contribution to its work on urban rail:

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p1/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p1/6


Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p2/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p2/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p3/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p3/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p4/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p4/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p5/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p5/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: 'Pulling the Right Levers' - 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p6/6

Town & Country Planning Association Journal, February 2013: ‘Pulling the Right Levers’ – 2nd Liverpool-Paris Rail Group Conference, p6/6

 

Rail Map of England and Wales showing planned major rail investments 2012 - 2019. Source: DfT High Level Output Specification
Rail Map of England and Wales showing planned major rail investments 2012 – 2019. Source: DfT High Level Output Specification

Rail map of England and Wales showing electrification by 2019. Source: Dft High Level Output Specification

 

Further information on the High Speed Rail study undertaken at the Bartlett, UCL by Chia Lin Chen 

Creative thinking on Liverpool’s latent urban rail metro infrastructure from Peter McGurk at MacMaxArchitecture 

 

3 Comments

  1. When Liverpool is shown on maps, the Western part of the conurbation [i.e. Birkenhead] is often omitted by lazy cartographers, as here. This adds to the impression of Liverpool being smaller than it is and more peripheral. The river flows through our city, not past one side of it!

    • That’s a good point Trevor – especially significant when on an official map from a UK government department…

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