2016 Report details for project: Thameslink Programme

Project name: Thameslink Programme - 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Thameslink Programme will deliver increased capacity and faster and more reliable journeys for people travelling to and across London. The Programme will deliver a series of infrastructure enhancements across the Thameslink network (such as platform lengthening) and the rebuilding of Blackfriars and London Bridge Stations, major works at Farringdon Station where Thameslink will connect with Crossrail,  and the introduction of a new fleet of 115 state of the art trains from 2016 .   The Programme will complete in late 2018 when 24 trains per hour will travel north-south across central London in each direction during peak hours.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The project is progressing to time with train manufacture (by Siemens), infrastructure works by Network Rail (including rebuilding London Bridge Station) and the construction of Hornsey depot all being delivered to the programme schedule. Recently completed programme milestones include: the completion of the new Three Bridges depot (July 2015); the start of train testing in the UK (Nov 2015); the successful completion of infrastructure works at London Bridge station over the 2015/16 Christmas blockade (which enabled the completion and delivery into service of the new Borough Viaduct in Jan 2016). Revised NR costs and increases in programmes associated with Major Projects were included as a result of the Hendy Review and are currently going through management and programme board scrutiny and approval. Key risks to the programme relate to train introduction, passenger facing changes at London Bridge (Aug 16), programme cost pressures, and the introduction of the 24 trains per hour timetable in 2018.
Start date: 2005-07-01
End date: 2018-12-31
Schedule text: Good progress has been made on all the key elements of the programme with no specific concerns regarding completion. The programme is progressing well and is scheduled to complete in 2018.
Baseline: £29.58m
Forecast: £29.58m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Costs refer to DfT costs for the Programme. Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £6,830.50m
WLCost text: The budgeted Whole Life Cost for the Thameslink Programme is £6.5bn of which £4.6bn is Network Rail infrastructure costs, £1.9bn in respect of new rolling stock and maintenance depots. We expect a cost increase following changes to the NR infrastructure programme which was included in the Hendy Review during 2015.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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