2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: IEP serves London to Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Cheltenham and Worcester and London to Leeds, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It offers through trains from non-electrified lines routes without the need to change or attach a locomotive. The programme is the means to deliver the outputs of the complimentary upgrades to the Great Western and East Coast routes and aims to reduce whole life/whole system costs. IEP will start to enter service in 2017 with all trains delivered by 2020. IEP is a flexible design that can be rolled out onto other routes in due course. IEP will deliver between 28 and 40% more peak seats, reduce journey times by around 20 minutes and deliver significant reliability improvements.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The sponsor team continue to scrutinise project costs, risks and schedule performance to ensure the project remains on track. Depot, platform extension and gauge compatibility works continue. Newton Aycliffe and Stoke Gifford topped out. North Pole ready for use. Since March 2015, 2 trains have been delivered from Japan and have commenced testing.
Start date: 2005-06-01
End date: 2020-02-06
Schedule text: The Intercity Express Programme is on schedule to deliver new trains to agreed timescales. We are continuing to work closely with Network Rail and other Partners to ensure delivery of trains into service from 2017.
Baseline: £4.00m
Forecast: £5.01m
Variance: 25.30%
Variance text: The overall programme is 5.7 billion at 2009 prices. We exepct to make some savings following our refinancing exercise in 2015.
Whole Life Cost: £1,308.35m
WLCost text: Intercity Express Programme (IEP) is a £5.7 billion combined programme that will see new trains enter service on both the great Western Mainline (GWML) from 2017 and East Coast Mainline (ECML) from 2018. DfT signed a contract with the Agility Trains consortium to supply new trains on the GWML in July 2012. ECML negotiations reached commercial close in July 2012 and achieved financial close in April 2014. Network Rail infrastructure compatibility upgrades for the IEP are identified in the strategic business plan and are reported against on a monthly basis.
Notes1: Intercity Express Programme (IEP)
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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