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Transport and Infrastructure (Industrial Report) - Ireland - February 2010

A comprehensive and efficient transport system is the foundations of a competitive economy. The rapid economic development enjoyed by the island of Ireland in the past decade has highlighted the need for major investment in the transport infrastructure to support and facilitate future economic growth.

Despite the current economic problems faced North and South of the border, the governments and executives of RoI and NI have realised that investment in the transport infrastructure remains vital if both regions are to benefit from economic recovery when it comes.

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Table of contents

  1. Issues in the Market

      • Key themes in the report:
        • Definition
          • Capital expenditure data
            • Geographical, national and regional definitions
              • Exchange rates
                • Abbreviations
                • Future Opportunities

                  • More room for private sector involvement
                    • Listening to the Nomadic customer
                      • Getting the Transumers to finance the infrastructure
                        • Green transport
                        • Market in Brief

                          • Over €12 billion investment in infrastructure since 2004
                            • Figure 1: Capital expenditure (€m) on the transport infrastructure in IoI, by jurisdiction type, 2004-08
                          • Investment driven by national strategies and plans
                            • Economic growth drives long-term need
                              • But public sector squeeze is unavoidable
                                • A more all-Ireland focus
                                  • The public sector continues to dominate
                                  • Infrastructure Map

                                    • Key points
                                      • Roads
                                        • Figure 2: The length of roads in IoI, 2008/09
                                        • Figure 3: The national road network in RoI (Km), 2004-08
                                        • Figure 4: Length of public roads in NI (April each year), 2005-09
                                      • Road network under pressure
                                        • Figure 5: Road freight transported on Irish roads (000 tonnes), 2006-08
                                        • Figure 6: The miles travelled by adults in NI by car, 2003-08
                                        • Figure 7: NI bus service passenger journeys, year ending March, 2005-09
                                        • Figure 8: Bus passenger journeys in RoI, 2004-08
                                      • Rail
                                        • Figure 9: IoI rail service assets, 2008/09
                                      • Over 50 million passenger journeys on Ireland’s rail network
                                        • Figure 10: NI rail service passenger journeys and miles, year ending March 2005-09
                                        • Figure 11: The number of passenger journeys on Irish rail, 2004-08
                                      • Seaports
                                        • A single market
                                          • 22 ports in RoI
                                              • Figure 12: The main facilities at RoI’s main commercial ports, 2009
                                            • Five major ports in NI
                                                • Figure 13: The main facilities and commercial ports in NI, 2009
                                              • Capacity-constrained despite reduced ship arrivals
                                                • Figure 14: Ship arrivals at NI ports (number), 2003-08
                                                • Figure 15: Ship arrivals at RoI ports (number), 2003-08
                                              • Dublin and Belfast are Ireland’s shipping hubs…
                                                • while Belfast is the largest ferry port
                                                  • Figure 16: Foreign and domestic traffic, by port (000 tonnes), 2003-08
                                                  • Figure 17: The quantity of freight handled in the main commercial ports of RoI, 2003-08
                                                • Airports
                                                  • Figure 18: Summary of activity at IoI’s airports, 2008
                                                • Three main airports in RoI
                                                  • Almost half a million transport movements through airports
                                                    • Figure 19: Air transport movements at the main Irish airports (000s), 2004-08
                                                    • Figure 20: Terminal passengers at irish airports (million), 2004-08
                                                • Management and Ownership Structure: Roads

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • RoI: Department for Transport
                                                      • Department for Transport
                                                        • National Roads Authority (NRA)
                                                            • Figure 21: NRA PPP projects in contruction or planning under PPP, 2009
                                                          • Bus Network
                                                            • Public Transport Access Division of DftI
                                                              • Public Transport Regulation Division of DftI
                                                                • Figure 22: The ownership and operational structure of roads and bus public transport in RoI, 2009
                                                              • NI: Department for Regional Development
                                                                • DRD Road Services
                                                                  • NI Bus Services
                                                                    • Figure 23: The ownership and operational structure of roads and bus public transport in NI, 2009
                                                                  • Space for the private sector in NI
                                                                    • Cross border
                                                                    • Management and Ownership Structure: Rail

                                                                      • Key points
                                                                        • CIÉ Group
                                                                          • Railway Procurement Agency
                                                                              • Figure 24: Proposed rail PPP projects, 2009
                                                                            • Public Transport Regulation Division
                                                                                • Figure 25: The ownership and operational structure of rail in RoI, 2009
                                                                              • NI
                                                                                • NI Transport Holding Company (NITHC)
                                                                                  • Figure 26: The ownership and operational structure of Rail transport in NI, 2009
                                                                                • Cross border links
                                                                                • Management and Ownership Structure: Sea Ports

                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                    • RoI
                                                                                      • Maritime Transport Division
                                                                                          • Figure 27: The ownership and operational structure of ports in RoI, 2009
                                                                                        • Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008
                                                                                          • NI
                                                                                            • NI Trust Ports
                                                                                                • Figure 28: The ownership and operational structure of ports in NI, 2009
                                                                                              • Port master plans
                                                                                              • Management and Ownership Structure: Airports

                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                  • Ownership and control of NI’s airports
                                                                                                    • Belfast City Airport
                                                                                                      • Belfast International (BIA)
                                                                                                        • City of Derry Airport
                                                                                                          • Figure 29: The ownership and management structure of NI’s airports, 2009
                                                                                                        • Ownership and control of RoI’s airports
                                                                                                          • Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR)
                                                                                                            • Dublin Airport Authority
                                                                                                              • Shannon Airport Authority
                                                                                                                • Cork Airport Authority
                                                                                                                  • Figure 30: The ownership and management structure of airports in RoI, 2009
                                                                                                              • Investment Drivers: National Plans and Strategies

                                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                                  • The big unknown
                                                                                                                    • RoI: Transport 21 Plan
                                                                                                                      • National programme objectives
                                                                                                                        • Dublin programme objectives
                                                                                                                          • Investment
                                                                                                                            • RoI: National Development Plan (NDP) 2000-2006
                                                                                                                              • Road investment
                                                                                                                                • Public transport investment
                                                                                                                                  • RoI: The National Development Plan 2007-13 (NDP 2007)
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 31: National plan transport investment by type of transport (€000), 2007-13
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 32: The source of funding for the national plan, 2007-13
                                                                                                                                  • Capital investment will steadily rise and reach a peak in 2012
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 33: Multi-annual capital investment in transport from the exchequer and PPP, 2007-13
                                                                                                                                  • Increased cross border co-operation
                                                                                                                                    • Regional Transportation Strategy for NI 2002-12
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 34: RTS total levels of spend based on 2002 prices, 2002-12
                                                                                                                                      • NI Programme for Government 2008-11
                                                                                                                                        • The investment strategy for NI 2008-18
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 35: Proposed investment by the NI department of regional development, 2008-11 to 2017-18
                                                                                                                                          • Department for Transport- The Future of Air Transport White Paper and the Civil Aviation Bill
                                                                                                                                          • Investment Drivers: Economic

                                                                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                                                                              • Transport and economics: A symbiotic relationship
                                                                                                                                                • Transport traffic driven by economic activity
                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 36: GDP at constant factor cost in RoI (chain linked annually and referenced to 2007) (seasonally adjusted) for the economy and transport Q12005-Q2 2009
                                                                                                                                                • Pressure on capacity
                                                                                                                                                  • The sick man of Europe?
                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 37: Outlook for GDP, NI and RoI, 2008-10
                                                                                                                                                  • NI less severely affected
                                                                                                                                                    • The recession to negatively impact on transport
                                                                                                                                                      • Economic geography
                                                                                                                                                        • Changing structure of the economy
                                                                                                                                                        • Investment in Infrastructure: Overview

                                                                                                                                                          • Key points
                                                                                                                                                            • Over €3 billion invested in 2008
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 38: Capital expenditure on the transport infrastructure in IoI, 2008
                                                                                                                                                            • Over €12 billion invested since 2004
                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 39: Capital expenditure+ on the transport infrastructure in IoI, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                          • Investment in Infrastructure: Roads

                                                                                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                                                                                              • Almost €10 billion invested in roads in the past five years
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 40: Total expenditure on roads in IoI, by type of expenditure and jurisdiction, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 41: Total investment* in roads in IoI by region, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                              • Over £700m invested by DRD Road Services since 2004
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 42: Actual capital investment by DRD Road Services (year ending March), 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                                                                              • And £600m proposed for investment between 2008 and 2011
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 43: Proposed capital investment by the NI department of regional development on roads (year ending March), 2008/09 to 2010/11
                                                                                                                                                              • Construction and improvements are the main focus of road spending
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 44: Public expenditure on NI roads (year ending March): 2004-05 to 2008-09
                                                                                                                                                              • Almost €8 billion of public money pumped into roads in RoI
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 45: Public expenditure on roads, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 46: Estimated public spending on roads, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                              • PPP now making a serious contribution
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 47: Government and private public partnership spending on roads under Transport 21, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 48: NRA PPP projects+, 2009
                                                                                                                                                            • Investment in Infrastructure: Public Transport and Rail

                                                                                                                                                              • Key points
                                                                                                                                                                • €2.8 billion invested in public transport
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 49: Capital expenditure on the public transport system, by type and jurisdiction, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                • NITHC invests over £200m
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 50: Capital investment of nithc (year ending march), 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                • NITHC plans to invest £324m in public transport by 2012…
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 51: Capital expenditure programme of NITHC, year 2008/09-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                • Rapid Transit for Belfast
                                                                                                                                                                  • €2.6 billion invested in public transport in ROI since 2006
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 52: Government spending on public transport under Transport 21, 2006-09
                                                                                                                                                                  • CIÉ investment over €2 billion in rail and bus services…
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 53: Capital expenditure of CIÉ, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                  • With rail getting the lion’s share
                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 54: Capital expenditure of Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann), by asset type, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                  • New investment
                                                                                                                                                                    • €352 million invested in bus services
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 55: Capital expenditure of irish Bus and Dublin Bus, by asset type, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                    • Almost €700m invested in light rail and metro infrastructure investment
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 56: Capital expenditure, by the Railway Procurement Agency, 2003-08
                                                                                                                                                                    • Private sector’s role increasing
                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 57: Proposed Rail (DBFM): PPP projects+, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                  • Investment in Infrastructure: Airports

                                                                                                                                                                    • Key points
                                                                                                                                                                      • €1.1 billion invested in airports
                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 58: Investment in airports in IoI, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                      • Belfast International Airport undergoing £10m of development
                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 59: Capital expenditure of Belfast International Airport Ltd, 2005-07
                                                                                                                                                                        • Belfast International Master Plan
                                                                                                                                                                          • Belfast City airport has undergone £30m of re-development
                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 60: Anticipated expansion of BCA, 2006-30
                                                                                                                                                                            • City of Derry Airport (CODA)
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 61: Capital expenditure at City of Derry Airport, year ending March 2007-09
                                                                                                                                                                              • €1 billion invested in the three main RoI airports
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 62: Capital expenditure by DAA*, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 63: Capital expenditure by DAA*, by type of asset, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 64: The value of assets for which construction is completed, by DAA* 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                              • Dublin airport’s €2bn programme
                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 65: The planned schedule of infrastructure improvements at Dublin Airport, 2007-10
                                                                                                                                                                              • €86m earmarked for regional airports
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 66: Capital expenditure at RoI Regional Airports (year ending December)+, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                              • Investment in Infrastructure: Sea Ports

                                                                                                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Over €300m invested in ports
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 67: Capital expenditure in IoI ports, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • €54m investment in NI ports in 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 68: Investment in the main NI commercial ports, 2007-08
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 69: Capital expenditure on Warrenpoint Harbour, 2006-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Belfast Harbour has invested almost £100m in the past five years
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 70: The capital expenditure and commitments of belfast harbour, year ending December, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • €120m investment under the NDP
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 71: Capital expenditure at RoI ports, 2007-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Major upgrades to Dublin Port
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 72: Capital expenditure at Dublin Port, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Almost €30m invested at Cork
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 73: Capital expenditure at Cork Port, 2005-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bremore Port
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Appendix: The Main Projects Under Transport 21 in RoI

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 74: The main projects under Transport 21
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Appendix: Detailed Infrastructure Development Under The National Plan 2007-13

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dublin gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cork Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Limerick-Shannon Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Galway Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Waterford Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dundalk Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Letterkenny-Derry — the Northwest Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Midlands Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sligo Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Appendix: Strategic Roads in Construction, Planning or in Future Plans in NI

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 75: Strategic roads in construction in NI due for completion winter 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 76: Strategic roads in planning+ in NI, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 77: Future+ road schemes, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Appendix: Works Completed and in Progress in RoI under Transport 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Completions
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Work in progress

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