2013 Report details for project: High Speed Rail Programme (HS2)

Project name: High Speed Rail Programme (HS2) - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Government is committed to providing a strong basis for long-term and sustainable economic growth by creating the right environment for private enterprise to flourish and by re-balancing our economy. High Speed Rail can play a key strategic role in delivering these objectives. A Y-shaped national high speed rail network linking London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, and including stops in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, as well as direct links to the HS1 line and to Heathrow Airport, would deliver a huge increase in rail capacity to meet the rising demand for long-distance rail travel and ease overcrowding on existing railways. It would slash journey times between cities. High Speed Rail will play a central role in promoting long-term and sustainable economic growth. Work over the Spending Review period will include development of the first hybrid bill (London to Birmingham) and taking it through Parliament, as well as development of, and consultation on, the Manchester and Leeds routes.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The DfT welcomes the MPA’s examination of the HS2 programme but this is a view from June 2012 and considerable progress has been made since then. This progress has addressed many of the concerns the MPA had. For example the Department has worked hard to strengthen and clarify governance arrangements for the HS2 programme. This has included appointing a new Director-General for HS2 to act as the Senior Responsible Officer and put in place a new senior management team of three Directors to lead on key areas of work, including legislation and funding, strategy and engagement and project sponsorship. The Department has also worked jointly with HS2 Ltd to develop a progressively more integrated and co-ordinated approach to programme planning, reporting and managing risk, bringing in specialist PPM expertise to lead this work. In addition, the Department has strengthened its working relationship with HM Treasury and Infrastructure UK, both of whom are full members of our main High Speed Rail Programme Board. Since the report, a number of key programme milestones have been delivered, including the launch of the proposed route for Phase 2 (Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds); introduction of a Paving Bill into Parliament and the launch of the Phase 1 draft Environmental Statement and Design Changes consultations.
Start date: 2011-02-28
End date: 2033-12-31
Schedule text: The Department is continuing to make progress in line with the timetable set out in the DfT Business plan.
Baseline: £306.80m
Forecast: £209.00m
Variance: -31.88%
Variance text: The main elements of the budget are programme costs for HS2 Ltd and costs associated with property purchase for the programme. The latter is demand driven and is not fully under the Department's control. The Department therefore provided a cautious budget for this, recognising that after the decision on the phase 1 route, property purchases would be expected to increase. But it was apparent during the course of 2012-13 that expenditure would be broadly in line with previous years and the forecast was revised downwards accordingly.
Whole Life Cost: £1,117.90m
WLCost text: These costs relate to the period up to 2014-15. Precise budgets beyond them remain to be settled.
Notes1: High Speed Rail Programme
Sourcefile: DFT_2013.csv

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