Sheffield City Region Transport Model

Sheffield City Region Transport Model

Model Overview

The Sheffield City Region Transport Model (SCRTM1) was developed by SYSTRA in 2017, to provide a single strategic modelling application covering the four local authorities of South Yorkshire – Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, and Rotherham – parts of Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire.

SCRTM1 is a multimodal transport model built following the guidance in TAG comprising of the following elements:

  • SATURN Highway Model - incorporating all strategic and local through traffic routes and simulation of junction capacities
  • CUBE Voyager Public Transport Model - Rail, Bus and Sheffield Supertram modes
  • EMME Variable Demand Model - including destination, mode choice, trip frequency and time of day responses predicted the changes in travel characteristics resulting from changes to transport conditions; and,
  • CTripEnd Model - allows all significant developments to be individually modelled with growth toped up to Tempro levels.

Model Applications

Projects undertaken by SYSTRA using the Sheffield City Region Transport Model include:

  • Sheffield Mass Transit Renewal – development of an Outline Business Case to DfT demonstrating the need for £400m capital investment for major renewal of Sheffield Supertram infrastructure and rolling stock.
  • Sheffield & Rotherham Clean Air Plan – stakeholder engagement, modelling and economics informing the strategy required to achieve compliant levels of nitrogen oxides across the conurbation in the shortest possible time.
  • South Yorkshire Transforming Cities Bid – modelling and economics for the successful £90m funding application for a range of transport schemes including park and ride sites, bus priority, cycle and pedestrian schemes.
  • Sheffield Local Plan – assessment of the transport impacts of Local Plan development proposals and identification of multi-modal mitigation strategies
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