2017 Report details for project: North of England Programme

Project name: North of England Programme - there are 3 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The North of England Programme will improve the connectivity and capacity of the existing rail network across the north of England. This will improve services for passengers and bring economic benefit to the region
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Substantial progress is being made in all areas of the programme this year. The Amber-Red assessment reflects the complexity and risk to the programme and its various delivery stages. The team have worked to address the cost pressures and programme delays on Phases 4 & 5 of electrification. Passenger benefits will now be delivered in phases to enable the fastest possible deployment of a series of major improvements to services across the North. Constructive working relationships have been established between the DfT, Network Rail, Rail North, delivery partners, customers and stakeholders. The Transpennine Route Upgrade is being developed in line with the new governance arrangements agreed with Network Rail in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancement projects. A Client Development Remit was issued in July 2016 which established a set of High Level Outputs. Network Rail is now developing a Single Development Option for December 2017 that will identify a list of interventions that deliver the High Level Outputs, allowing the DfT to make an investment decision in early 2018.
Start date: 2011-11-03
End date: 2022-12-31
Schedule text: Key Programme delivery milestones remain challenging particularly on Phases 4 & 5 of electrification. The programme team are working with Network Rail, the Freight and Train Operating Companies (FOCs/TOCs) to maintain passenger benefits.
Baseline: £652.00m
Forecast: £474.50m
Variance: -27.00%
Variance text: The reason for the variation has been a re-profiling of NR spend from the financial year 16/17 to 17/18.
Whole Life Cost: £4,826.80m
WLCost text: The Network Rail baseline whole life cost for the programme is £4.827 billion in 2012/13 prices which includes an initial estimate for the delivery of Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) by the end of 2022. The TRU programme is in development and a decision on which options will be selected will be made in 2018. These figures represent only DfT High Level Output Specification (HLOS) allocations. External funding figures (e.g. third party contributions; renewal contributions; maintenance costs; additional rolling stock costs) have not been included. Rail investment period settlements are made in five year blocks. The budgeted whole life costs for this project includes the forecasts for this investment period (Control Period 5) and forecast cost for the next rail investment period (Control Period 6). The period for agreeing the settlement for Control Period 6 will not conclude until late 2018.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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