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Effective business planning underpins any successful
transport organisation whether it operates in the public or private
sector. We apply our expertise in business planning capability to
help our clients improve the efficiency of their business and its
operations. Business planning embraces a range of services including
demand and revenue forecasting, market research, modal analysis,
demand management, technological innovations (e.g. smartcards) change
management and development of funding applications. In the rail sector
we also offer our clients skills in rail operations and resource
planning providing clients with advice on the optimisation of existing
rail systems and plan future provision and services.
We advise on product design through qualitative
and quantitative market research, including stated preference research
customers’ valuations of various elements of products.
We use this, along with robust estimates of costs, to assess
and business uses for any product enhancements. We have applied
our expertise to the design of Railcards, appropriate on-board
for train operators, station gating policies, as well as assisting
local authorities and other stakeholders to develop master plans
for stations and the surrounding areas.