2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: A significantly enhanced high-frequency rail service which will increase rail-based capacity in London and across the wider South East and provide new journey opportunities.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Thameslink Programme is a circa £7bn project which will increase capacity and improve accessibility to, from and through the heart of London. The Department in collaboration with Govia Thameslink Railway has agreed that the new Thameslink timetable should be progressively introduced May 2018 to December 2019 so that changes are made at a more manageable pace than originally planned. Good progress has been made on delivering the infrastructure and rolling stock projects which near completion in December 2018. The first of these timetable changes was introduced by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in May 2018 and resulted in substantial disruption to rail services. The Department and rail industry stakeholders are working with GTR through an Industry Readiness Board to stabilise the current level of services and then to deliver the planned timetable. This board will continue to assess readiness for the subsequent timetable changes. The Office of Rail and Road has been asked to conduct an inquiry into how the timetable change was delivered.
Start date: 2005-07-01
End date: 2026-12-31
Schedule text: The Thameslink Programme is a circa £7bn project which will increase capacity and improve accessibility to, from and through the heart of London. The Department in collaboration with Govia Thameslink Railway has agreed that the new Thameslink timetable should be progressively introduced May 2018 to December 2019 so that changes are made at a more manageable pace than originally planned. Good progress has been made on delivering the infrastructure and rolling stock projects which near completion in December 2018. The first of these timetable changes was introduced by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in May 2018 and resulted in substantial disruption to rail services. The Department and rail industry stakeholders are working with GTR through an Industry Readiness Board to stabilise the current level of services and then to deliver the planned timetable. This board will continue to assess readiness for the subsequent timetable changes. The Office of Rail and Road has been asked to conduct an inquiry into how the timetable change was delivered.
Baseline: £22.00m
Forecast: £22.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Less than 5% variance
Whole Life Cost: £7,210.00m
WLCost text: Following the approved increase of Network Rail's infrastructure costs on the Thameslink Programme the budgeted Whole Life Cost (WLC) for the programme is £7.2bn of which circa £5.05bn is Network Rail infrastructure costs, £2bn in respect of new rolling stock and depot costs.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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