2019 Report details for project: Midland Main Line Programme

Project name: Midland Main Line 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: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Modernisation of the Midland Main Line Route to provide more passenger capacity and reduced journey times into London and between major Midland cities.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The IPA rated this project with an Amber delivery confidence in Q2 18/19. Constructive working relationships between the Department for Transport, Network Rail, and train operators are well established. The costs, schedule and interfaces continue to be closely managed by the team. Assurance for the programme continues to be carried out with proactive benefits realisation work continuing.
Start date: 2011-01-01
End date: 2024-12-31
Schedule text: Electrification from London St Pancras to Kettering and Corby, capacity works on whole route remains on schedule by 2020. Additional infrastructure to enable the operation of bi-mode trains in electric mode is planned to be delivered by 2023. Project end date December 2024.
Baseline: £501.90m
Forecast: £441.30m
Variance: -12.00%
Variance text: Spend is lower than forecast due to: deferral of a line speed improvement scheme (deferral to allow interrogation of benefits and value for money); efficiencies realised within the programme; and some project slippage (this is not expected to affect the project delivery date. Project remains within funding envelope.
Whole Life Cost: £1,671.20m
WLCost text: The stated cost is within the funding envelope for the programme as agreed following the Hendy Review in 2015. Annual volume of spend increased as programme moves further into delivery (includes delivery of significant remodelling project in year).
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