2019 Report details for project: Great Western Route Modernisation (GWRM)

Project name Great Western Route Modernisation (GWRM) - there are 5 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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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: An extensive programme to modernise existing infrastructure on the Great Western mainline. It will create faster and more reliable services, better stations and increased freight capacity.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Red
DCA text: The IPA rated this project with an Amber/Red delivery confidence in Q2 17/18. Actions are in place to manage and monitor implementation of recommendations supporting delivery of electrification programme and increased integration of work streams delivering December 19 enhanced timetable.
Start date 2011-12-01
End date 2024-12-31
Schedule text The Great Western Route Modernisation programme has delivered electrification from Paddington to Bristol Parkway and Newbury by December 2018, Chippenham by April 2019 and will complete with electrification to Cardiff by November 2019. This will enable the introduction of the enhanced timetable in December 2019 to deliver significant journey time benefits via new trains and infrastructure. Electrification to Cardiff is expected to be completed by January 2020 and project end date by December 2024.
Baseline £655.00m
Forecast £769.00m
Variance 17.00%
Variance text: At September 2018, forecast was overestimating the amount of enhancement work that would be completed within 2018-19. Forecasting has since been refined to exclude work now rescheduled for 2019-20 (particularly electrification to Cardiff which will be completed in November 2019) and by March 2019 overall annual Programme spend was within 2% of budget.
Whole Life Cost £5,001.00m
WLCost text: Over half of overall Programme costs are to fund the electrification of Paddington to Cardiff, with remaining spend on enabling work e.g. platform extensions, line improvements, station capacity. Baseline spend has been reduced by around £420m due to decision not to electrify Cardiff-Swansea section.
Notes1: Great Western Route Modernisation
Sourcefile IPA_2019.csv

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