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The Transport Economists’ Group, formed in 1973, provides a forum for people involved in transport economics to meet regularly and discuss matters of mutual interest. Membership is open to economists working in transport and others whose work is connected with transport economics. The aim of the Group is to improve the quality of transport management, planning and decision making by promoting lectures, discussions and publications related to the economics of transport and of the environment within which the industry functions.

Next meeting, Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 17:30 for 18:00

Free to TEG members, £4 “Honesty Box” for non-members

The next meeting of the Transport Economists’ Group will be held on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 17:30 for 18:00 at Arup Head Office, 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

Seyram Kumapley of Transport for London will speak on “The business case for the West London Orbital rail scheme

Transport for London (TfL) is considering a new rail service on existing, underused rail lines in west London as part of the London Overground network. The West London Orbital rail line would run from Hounslow and Kew Bridge towards Hendon and West Hampstead in the north. The service would connect the Opportunity Areas of Brent Cross, Wembley, Old Oak Common and the Great West Corridor. In the north, the proposed service would run along the Dudding Hill line currently only used by freight services. The new service is designed to enable the creation of housing and jobs, reduce journey times, alleviate crowding on rail and Underground, and offer new transport options. Transport for London has worked closely with the West London Alliance, Network Rail and its West London borough partners to develop a strategic outline business case for the proposal.

Seyram Kumapley led the delivery of the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for the scheme. As part of the Projects & Consents team in TfL’s City Planning directorate, she is responsible for developing and making the case for policies and/or projects through the early stage of the lifecycle and maintaining the oversight of the scheme throughout the project lifecycle. She is a Principal transport planner with over 12 years experience in transport planning and modelling in both technical and managerial roles, with expertise in business case development, highway modelling, GIS-based analysis, and policy analysis.


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