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and excavated material.
Whilst developing our strategy we have taken into account feedback received from neighbouring residents and Londonwide transport groups, allowing us to minimise and manage the potential impact on local communities.
Our strategy prioritises river transport at sites wherever it is practical and cost effective to do so. This allows us to reduce the potential pressure on London’s road network by moving more material by river. Rail transport was considered as an option but was not deemed a cost effective solution at any of the construction sites. Over the lifetime of the project 4.8 million tonnes of material could practically be moved by river. It is assumed that at least 4.2 million tonnes, or 90 per cent of this, will be transported by river at the 11 riverside construction sites. This is to allow for some flexibility when river transport may be unavailable or unsuitable. However, construction contractors will be encouraged to achieve as close to 100 per cent as possible. For a detailed breakdown of construction materials and the sites where we will be utilising river transport, please consult our development consent application, report 7.09, Transport Strategy, at: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/london/thames-tideway-tunnel/
Guide to our Transport Strategy
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Our development consent application details the Transport Strategy for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. This leaflet summarises our main aims and commitments.
• At least 4.2 million tonnes of
material to be moved by river.
Using the river to transport construction material will significantly reduce potential congestion on London’s roads. The bar chart below outlines the difference in lorry numbers between an ‘all by road’ strategy compared with our plan that utilises river transport.
During construction we will require all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to comply with rigorous safety measures. This will include all lorries to have ‘active’ fitted cyclist safety measures, the lorry drivers to complete cycle safety awareness training and the adoption of EURO 6 vehicles as a minimum HGV standard. In addition we will be members of the Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), set out by Transport for London to promote sustainable best practice for road freight operators.
• River transport will be used
extensively across all 11 construction sites located next to the tidal River Thames. lorries required during the lifetime of the project by 262,000 as a result of using river transport.
• Reducing the total number of
Tonnes moved by river
To keep disruption on London’s roads to a minimum, we aim to use river transport wherever cost effective and practical to do so. Throughout our consultation phases we listened to the feedback from local residents and key stakeholder groups. Since Phase Two consultation, which ended in February 2011, we have reduced lorry movements by over 40,000. The below bar chart highlights our increased commitment to using river transport.
4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 0
• 8 million tonnes (approximately)
of construction material across 24 sites will be moved during the life of the project.
• It is not practical to transport all
material by river as only 11 of our 24 construction sites are located next to the tidal River Thames.
Application for development consent
All by road transport strategy
Phase two consultation IN TONNES MOVED BY RIVER SINCE PHASE TWO CONSULTATION
300 250 200 150 100 50 0
River transport strategy
IN LORRY NUMBERS WITH PROPOSED RIVER TRANSPORT STRATEGY