2014 Report details for project: InterCity Express Programme (IEP)

Project name: InterCity Express Programme (IEP) - 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: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Intercity Express Programme (IEP) will replace Britain’s fleet of high speed trains on the Great Western Mainline and the East Coast Mainline. The Class 800 & 801's will provide new, high quality, modern, higher capacity trains across the Great Western route between London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Worcester, Cardiff and Swansea and on the East Coast route between London, Leeds, Crewe and Scotland. IEP's objectives are to: deliver increased carrying capacity on the rail network; deliver a faster reliable journey time; meet customer requirements by providing an enhanced passenger environment; improve safety; deliver an environmentally sustainable solution; minimise whole-life, whole-system costs; offer flexibility of deployment and; to manage the transition between the Train Service Provider and existing Intercity fleets. The new trains will deliver significant benefits for rail passengers who will experience faster and more comfortable journeys. Capacity improvements of up to 40% into Paddington and 28% into Kings Cross and journey time savings of around 23 minutes to Bristol and 18 minutes to Edinburgh are planned. The first IEP trains will enter service on the Great Western Mainline in 2017 and on the East Coast Mainline in 2018.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The sponsor team continues to scrutinise project costs, risks and schedule performance to ensure project remains on track. The Department continues to engage with Agility Trains on rolling stock design and manufacture. Key stakeholders have visited the IEP mock up in Warwick with very positive feedback. In April 2014, funding was secured to build more IEP trains for the East Coast route. Nearly 500 new carriages will be manufactured at Hitachi Rail Europe’s purpose built factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The IEP deal will secure around 1400 new jobs.
Start date: 2005-06-01
End date: 2019-12-31
Schedule text: The Intercity Express Programme is on schedule
Baseline: £6.00m
Forecast: £5.38m
Variance: -10.33%
Variance text: This represents the position for Quarter 2 (September 2013). By the end of the financial year (March 2014), the budget had reduced to £3.7m with an outturn of £3.5m.
Whole Life Cost: £1,308.35m
WLCost text: In July 2012, DfT signed the £4.9 billion Intercity Express Programme contract with the Agility Trains consortium to supply new train on the GWML. The new trains will be operational by 2018 on the Great Western Mainline. East Coast Mainline negotiations reached commercial close in July 2012 and achieved financial close in April 2014. Network Rail infrastructure compatibility upgrades for the Intercity Express Programme are identified in the strategic business plan and are reported against on a monthly basis.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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