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Spring 2019

Out of court settlement with Eurotunnel

In December 2018, the Department for Transport (the Department) awarded contracts to provide additional freight capacity on ferry services between the UK and mainland Europe. These arrangements form part of the Department’s plans to mitigate the impact on the transport system if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal (‘no deal’). The … Read more

Spring 2019

Crossrail

The Department for Transport (the department) jointly sponsors, with Transport for London, the Crossrail programme. This will deliver a new railway, including a 26 mile tunnelled section beneath central London, which will be known as the Elizabeth Line. New rail services will operate on the line between Abbey Wood and Shenfield to the East of … Read more

Lorries alighting from Ferry

The UK border: preparedness for EU exit update

This memorandum supports the Public Accounts Committee’s examination of the government’s preparedness for ‘no deal’

Published:
27 Feb 2019
Spring 2019

Network Rail’s sale of railway arches

On 4 February 2019, Network Rail completed a £1.46 billion sale of a commercial property portfolio to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners. The property portfolio consists of approximately 5,200 properties across England and Wales and are mainly railway arches.  This sale is part of a wider Network Rail asset disposals programme. It involved selling … Read more

Spring 2019

South West road improvements and the Stonehenge Tunnel

In its 2015 Road Investment Strategy, the Department for Transport announced its intention to upgrade the A303/A358/A30 corridor to create an Expressway to the South West. Upgrade works include the construction of a £1.6 billion tunnel under the World Heritage Site at Stonehenge. This study will examine whether the Department for Transport and Highways England … Read more

C&AG response to joint evidence session on the Motability scheme

This morning the head of the NAO, Sir Amyas Morse, gave evidence in a joint sitting of the Treasury and Work and Pensions Committees on the Motability scheme. Following which, he said: “I am releasing this statement as it is an unusual set of circumstances. I was called upon by a former Secretary of State … Read more