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Reform of the rail franchising programme

The management of rail franchising has improved since 2012 however significant risks remain to achieving value for money as the programme develops.

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Published:
24 Nov 2015

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The sale of Eurostar

The sale of Eurostar generated proceeds of £757m. The government prepared well for the sale and achieved its objectives to maximise proceeds. The sale illustrates some general lessons for government as it embarks on its asset sales programme.

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Published:
6 Nov 2015

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PAC memorandum: Planning and delivery of the 2014–2019 rail investment programme

In June 2015, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that two large rail electrification schemes would be paused because the rail investment portfolio was costing more and taking longer.

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Published:
16 Oct 2015

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A Short Guide to Network Rail

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides relating to each government department and some cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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Published:
11 Aug 2015

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A Short Guide to the Department for Transport

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides, one for each government department, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes

This review of five major rail projects highlights lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes.

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Published:
29 Oct 2014

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Transport 2013-14

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Transport 2013-14.

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Published:
20 Oct 2014

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Procuring new trains

Long-standing issues in the rail industry and the scale of the procurements led to the DfT’s decision to lead the procurements itself, despite not having led a major rolling stock procurement before.

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Published:
9 Jul 2014

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Maintaining strategic infrastructure: roads

The lack of predictability of funding for highways authorities has practical implications for road networks and may lead to increased costs in the long term.

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Published:
6 Jun 2014

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Crossrail

The DfT and Transport for London have done well to protect taxpayers’ interests in Crossrail but risks remain including delivery of the trains.

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Published:
24 Jan 2014

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