2021 Report details for project: Transpennine Route Upgrade

Project name Transpennine Route Upgrade - there is only one report for this project
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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: The TRU programme will deliver journey time improvements, additional services, increased passenger capacity, enhanced performance and reliability and improved environmental performance to the main rail link across the Pennines between Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds.
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: The Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating is Amber.This is primarily due to the following factors: The IPA Gateway 2 review was held in January 2021 and concluded an Amber rating, this indicates the programme is in a good place with no major obstacles to progress. Recommendations from the Gateway 2 review have been accepted and responses are being developed and implemented, alongside those received from other external assurance activities. The single biggest issue on the programme is the lack of an agreed end-state and evolving priorities and requirements. This needs to be resolved through a Programme Business Case alongside the Integrated Rail Plan for the North, which will enable leadership to stabilise the programme, and focus management attention onto efficient and effective delivery.
Start date 2017-07-01
End date 2028-07-31
Schedule text The project end-date is 31 July 2028. This is primarily due to the following factors: The Transpennine Route Upgrade is currently on track to deliver against its baseline schedule. At the next investment decision the project scope will be confirmed. If options for increased scope, enabling greater benefits, are selected the programme end date will extend to accommodate this.
Baseline £253.00m
Forecast £239.00m
Variance -6.00%
Variance text: The budget variance exceeds 5%. In-year spend forecast total is £14m less than baseline total (-6% variance) due to achieved efficiencies and delay in delivery of some scope.
Whole Life Cost £3,506.00m
WLCost text: The projects Baseline Whole Life Cost is £3506.00m. This is primarily due to the following factors: TRU has secured design funding through Outline Business Case (April 2020) for a scheme known as Option C (costs reported above). Additional funding was secured for development of two further options with increased scope. The choice between these, and the associated whole life project cost, will be informed by the outcome of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and confirmed through a Programme Business Case this summer. NB: Programme GMPP baseline is £3.5-3.9bn for Option C in line with April 2020 Outline Business Case.
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Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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