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Investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel three rail electrification projects

This investigation sets out the decision-making process, leading to the July 2017 announcement of the cancellation of three rail electrification projects: the Midland Main Line north of Kettering (to Nottingham and Sheffield); the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea; and the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere.

Published:
29 Mar 2018
Entrance sign, London Bridge

The Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise

This examines the causes of poor performance on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern network since the franchise began in September 2014, the effects on passenger services, financial outcomes for the operator and the Department, and the Department’s handling of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.

Published:
10 Jan 2018
Passengers at a ticket barrier

Investigation into the South East Flexible Ticketing Programme

The National Audit Office has today published the findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s (the Department’s) progress in implementing the South East Flexible Ticketing Programme (the Programme).  In January 2012, the Department set up the Programme to improve coordination, speed up delivery and increase take up of smart ticketing. The Department was … Read more

Published:
20 Apr 2017
Road traffic

Progress with the Road Investment Strategy

The first Road Investment Strategy represents an important step forward towards better long-term planning of the strategic road network. However, the speed with which it was put together created risks to deliverability, affordability and value for money.

Published:
22 Mar 2017