2018 Report details for project: South West Route Capacity

Project name: South West Route Capacity - 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Programme of infrastructure upgrades and new rolling stock to increase passenger capacity. This programme is made up of the Wessex Capacity Programme (WCP) which includes the enhancements works at Waterloo station and the rolling stock procurement. Collectively the whole South West Route Capacity programme is referred to as the Wessex Capacity Improvement Programme (WCIP) by Network Rail. The programme will deliver increased capacity into and from London Waterloo during the busiest times of the day through: Improvements to London Waterloo including the reopening of the Waterloo International, the lengthening of platforms 1-4 and improved passenger flows Longer platforms for longer trains, at a number of stations on the Reading line 30 brand new trains, providing 150 extra carriages, between London Waterloo and Windsor New technology to make trains more efficient and improve punctuality Improvements to depots and maintenance facilities to look after the network’s biggest ever fleet of trains.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The amber/red Delivery Confidence Assessment reflected interface issues and risks related to the change of the franchise, the technical risks ahead of the August 2017 blockade at Waterloo and the operational solutions developed to manage these. All these risks were managed effectively and the milestones were achieved in August 17. A few snagging issues from the three week blockade were also completed and closed out in November 17 successfully.
Start date: 2012-07-16
End date: 2019-12-31
Schedule text: The Reading 10 car service and the December 2017 milestones allowing 10 car services to non-suburban lines were met. All 30 of the new train units are now in use and have received positive response from passengers with regards to comfort, information display and room on the carriages. Waterloo International Terminal is due to open in December 2018 and the programme of works is on track for completion.
Baseline: £193.72m
Forecast: £226.32m
Variance: 17.00%
Variance text: This is due to rephasing of the programme wide costs from Year 5 to Year 4.
Whole Life Cost: £734.70m
WLCost text: The current forecast is in line with the current rail investment (Control Period 5) programme baseline. The increase of £0.8m from the previous years' whole life cost is due to the increase in costs for the reading ten car project. 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).
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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