2021 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 2021 (data is from March 2021)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: An extensive programme to modernise existing infrastructure on the Great Western mainline. It has created faster and more reliable services, better stations and increased freight capacity.
DCA (RAG) Green
DCA text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating decreased from Amber to Green. This is primarily due to the following factors: GWRM was the subject of an IPA Gateway 5 review in late 2020, which provided a Delivery Confidence Assessment of Green. The review team stated that they believe the programme should close, which is planned for Summer 2021.
Start date 2011-12-01
End date 2024-12-31
Schedule text Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the project's end-date remained scheduled to finish on 31 December 2024 This is primarily due to the following factors: There has been no change to the schedule since the 2020 IPA Annual Report. GWRM is a programme of works, including projects that will continue beyond the end of the programme.
Baseline £176.40m
Forecast £93.59m
Variance -47.00%
Variance text: The budget variance exceeds 5%. The primary cause of the variance is an in-year underspend on Great Western electrification. This includes movement of contingency into later years, and slippage of work into 21/22 caused by delays to completing inspections of sites, including due to COVID requirements. Additionally, the Reading Independent Feeder and Bristol East Junction projects are delivering later in Control Period 6 (2019 to 2024) than at the point the baseline was set.
Whole Life Cost £5,153.00m
WLCost text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the projects Baseline Whole Life Cost increased from £5007.00m to £5153.00m. This is primarily due to the following factors: Great Western electrification secured additional funding in early 2020 for the purpose of closing out the programme. The baseline is expected to reduce over the coming months, where electrification risks have not materialised and therefore do not require the allocated funding, As the programme closes, the baseline will reduce further as projects complete, or continue as individual projects, and any associated project risks do not materialise in the GWRM baseline.
Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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