2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: A new fully integrated high speed North-South railway.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Amber/Red Assessment is noted by the SRO and reflects the overall complexity of the programme. In July 2017 a number of important announcements were made, these included: o The decision to award the first stage of the civil engineering contracts for Phase One; o Deposit of the hybrid Bill for the Phase 2a seeking powers to build the route from West Midlands to Crewe; and o Confirming the remainder of the route from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Leeds (Phase 2b). o A number of consultations were launched: on the development of a Crewe Hub, on the location of the Phase 2b Eastern Leg Rolling Stock Depot, and on the scope and methodology for the Phase 2b environmental assessment. o An update on selecting a Master Development Partner for Euston was also announced. Following the publishing of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), a shortlist of five tenderers were identified in July 2017. These tenderers were invited to participate in dialogue over the procurement. Invitations To Tender (ITTs) were also issued for the four Station Design contracts, for Phase One.
Start date: 2011-02-28
End date: 2033-12-31
Schedule text: HS2 is continuing to make progress against the schedule with train services for Phase One are due to commence in 2026, Phase 2a 2027 and Phase 2b 2033. Since the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 received Royal Assent in February 2017, extensive progress has been made on a wide variety of different areas, ensuring that HS2 Phase One is on target to be completed on time and on budget. Works to enable the construction of the railway are underway in various locations along the line of route including Euston, Old Oak Common, the Colne Valley and Birmingham. The programme to acquire the land necessary to construct the railway has started, the first temporary track closures at Euston have taken place and depot clearance at Old Oak Common with Stage once commencing in March 2018. Environmental mitigation works, such as those to create new animal habitats, have also begun. The £6.6bn Main Works Civil Engineering contracts have been awarded and work to design the main elements of the railway is underway. The procurement processes for the Euston Master Development Partner, London stations construction contracts, rolling stock and rail systems contracts have been launched. Meanwhile, the first recipients of the £40m Community & Environment and Business & Local Economy Funds have been chosen, and the HS2 Woodland and Road Safety Funds have also been launched. Royal Assent of the Phase 2a hybrid Bill remains on track for December 2019.
Baseline: £1,845.80m
Forecast: £1,845.80m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Less than 5% variance
Whole Life Cost: £55,700.00m
WLCost text: In the 2015 Spending Review (SR15), Government restated the long-term funding envelope for the HS2 programme at £55.7bn in 2015 prices. This budget is for delivery of the full HS2 scheme including rolling stock. The SR15 settlement sets a year by year funding allocation for HS2 as a whole for a period of 5 years (2016/17 to 2020/21).
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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