Stations & Property Conference 2017

Highlights from Landor’s 2017 Rail Stations & Property conference held in London on 21st February 2017.

Rail derives little value from property development says ex-TfL chief

Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non operational land for non rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. Continue reading Rail derives little value from property development says ex-TfL chief

Patronage at London’s newest station nearly 30% up on forecast

450,000 passengers are expected to use Lea Bridge station in its first year since opening in May 2016; a 27.8% increase on the 352,000 numbers forecast. Continue reading Patronage at London’s newest station nearly 30% up on forecast

Crewe is a dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse – Northern Gateway  boss

“Crewe is a bloody dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse,” says Jackie Sadek, chairwoman of the Northern Gateway Development Zone (NGDZ), “but in less than 11 years Crewe will be the best connected place in the country and the best place for accommodation too.” Continue reading Crewe is a dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse – Northern Gateway boss

New West Yorkshire station takes one year’s traffic in five months

Patronage at the new Kirkstall Forge station in West Yorkshire has far exceeded expectations:  21,400 journeys were made to Leeds in the first five months, as against the annual 20,200 forecast. Continue reading New West Yorkshire station takes one year’s traffic in five months