2017 Report details for project: Thameslink Programme

Project name Thameslink Programme - there are 9 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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Organisation DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2017 (data is from September 2016)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: A significantly enhanced high-frequency rail service which will increase rail-based capacity in London by 10%, provide new journey opportunities and reduce congestion on the Underground.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: The Thameslink Programme is progressing to time. The key milestones achieved in this period include: the successful completion of Hornsey Depot which was declared practically complete on 20 July 2016 and taken into operational use by the operator Govia Thameslink Railway; the successful opening of the southern concourse at London Bridge station on 29 August 2016; and the substantial completion of the Charing Cross platforms at London Bridge station which are now in service. By 30 March there were 30 trains in services.
Start date 2005-07-01
End date 2026-12-31
Schedule text The Thameslink Programme is a circa £7bn project which will increase capacity and improve accessibility to, from and through the heart of London. The programme remains on schedule for completion in December 2018. Although good progress has been made on train delivery, infrastructure works at London Bridge station and the construction of two new depots, there remains a number of challenges relating to the delivery of the new timetable into service in December 2018 which includes agreeing the timetable, rolling stock acceptance testing and operational readiness. The IPA RAG rating for the programme remains unchanged from Q1 at Amber/Green The implenteation of a new corss industry delivery board and idnepenedent process is design to imporve readiness for 2018.
Baseline £20.74m
Forecast £20.99m
Variance 1.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost £7,287.70m
WLCost text: Following the approved cost increase the budgeted Whole Life Cost for the Thameslink Programme is £7.2bn of which circa £5.05bn is Network Rail infrastructure costs, £2bn in respect of new rolling stock and Depots costs.
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