Railways: Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the additional £65.7 million cost of the Intercity Express programme referred to on page 14 of the Memorandum on the Supplementary Estimate 2017-2018, if he will set out how much of that sum was spent on (a) depot costs and (b) contract variations.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

The Department’s 2017-2018 Supplementary Estimate states that of the £65.7m variance committed to ‘Other Railways’, £63m was committed to the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). This information can be found on page 22 of the Memorandum.

This cost can be split into £35m which was assigned to assigned to modify Swansea Maliphant, North Pole and Stoke Gifford IEP depots. This figure also includes modifications to Swansea Station. A further £28m was assigned to other contractual variations.

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