2019 Report details for project: East West Rail Programme (Western Section)

Project name East West Rail Programme (Western Section) - there are 4 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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Organisation DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2019 (data is from September 2018)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The programme will reconstruct and upgrade a partly disused railway between Bicester and Milton Keynes /Bedford allowing for the introduction of new passenger services improving connectivity and journey times along the corridor.
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: The IPA delivery confidence rating for this project was Amber in Q2 1819. It should be noted that the East West Rail Company formally went live in September 2018. IPA recommendations continue to be progressed. This includes a focus on governance and aligning of strategic objectives with the wider strategic CaMKOx (Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford) Programme.
Start date 2011-11-30
End date 2024-06-30
Schedule text Phase 2 Western section is currently underway and is expected to be delivered in 2024. Plans are in place to manage the challenging timetable to work through the complex and critical HS2 interface milestones and decision points. The outline business case has now been approved by the DfT Board Investment and Commercial Committee (BICC), progressing the project from development phase through to delivery with a full business case decision and Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) approval planned for Summer 2019.
Baseline £89.70m
Forecast £89.70m
Variance 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost £1,091.40m
WLCost text: Whole Life costs are currently within profile in the Project Outline Business Case. The Grip 3 £1.465bn (12/13 prices) figure reported in last year’s Annual Report was the previous baseline prior to the Grip 3 Refresh in January 2018 which reduced the baseline costs to £1.091bn (please note this is a different price base Q1 2015). The reduction in the baseline costs are down to the cost challenge set by the SoS which included efficiencies such as reduced scope requirements. Grip 4 Cost Plans/target costs and Full Business Case planned for Summer 2019 may subsequently change the forecast capital costs. * Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) is a management and control process developed by Network Rail for delivering projects on the operational railway.
Sourcefile IPA_2019.csv

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