The role of a Western Gateway STB is to provide strategic leadership by providing one single voice when discussing strategic transport infrastructure requirements with government. These conversations will be informed by our regional evidence base and a long-term Strategic Transport Plan.

To produce a long-term Strategic Transport Plan, the Western Gateway STB will need to produce various strategies that feed into the Strategic Transport Plan.

Below is an outline of the strategies identified by theme and their current status. It should be noted that the completion of these documents is dependent on funding and will be kept under review.

ThemeStudy / StrategyStatus
Strategic Transport PlanRegional Evidence BaseCompleted 2019/20
Economic Connectivity StudyCompleted 2019/20
Multi-modal Port Access StudyCompleted 2020/20
Short-term Strategic Transport Plan (2020/25)Completed 2020/21
Strategic Corridor Studies x 4Expected 2021/22
Economic Connectivity (updated)Expected 2022/23
Long-term Strategic Transport Plan (2025/50)Expected 2022/23
SOBC development of regional prioritiesExpected 2023/24
Sub-National ModellingUnderstanding modelling requirementsExpected 2020/21
Construction of strategic modelsExpected 2021/22
Scenario testingExpected 2022/23
DecarbonisationCarbon Audit of Strategic Transport useExpected 2020/21
Decarbonisation scenario testingExpected 2020/21
Strategic Cycle RoutesStrategic Cycling strategyExpected 2021/22
Electric Vehicles (EV)Regional EV Strategy – Phase 1 – aspirationsExpected 2020/21
Regional EV Strategy – Phase 2 – prioritiesExpected 2020/21
RailRegional Rail Strategy – Phase 1 – aspirationsCompleted 2019/20
Regional Rail Strategy – Phase 2 – prioritiesCompleted 2020/21
Bus / CoachStrategic Bus and coach strategyExpected 2022/23
Future mobility options for rural transportExpected 2022/23
Passenger TransportLast mile access to key passenger terminiExpected 2022/23
HighwaysMRN / LLM Scheme prioritisationCompleted 2019/20
SRN / MRN / LLM scheme prioritisation updateExpected 2022/23
FreightStrategic Freight strategyExpected 2022/23