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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 397, tabled on 28 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of (a) Reading Station Area Redevelopment, (b) East West Rail Phase 1 and Phase 2, (c) the Northern Hub, (d) TransPennine electrification, (e) Great Western Main Line electrification, (f) Midland Main Line electrification, (g) South Wales Main Line electrification, (h) Valley Lines electrification, (i) Southampton Port to Basingstoke DC to AC conversion and (j) Oxford to Leamington Spa electrification.

Answered on

2 June 2015

Network Rail does not as a general rule release latest cost estimates for its CP5 enhancement schemes. This is to protect its commercial position with suppliers.

However, the ORR publishes quarterly updates on the enhancements cost adjustment mechanism (ECAM) process, including the efficient price for schemes which have completed this process. The website also gives total funding levels determined to date. These are made publicly available on its website here:

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