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Public Accounts Committee
Report published 20 November 2015. Government response published 3 March 2016.
On 25 June 2015, the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, told the House of Commons that "important aspects of Network Rail's investment programme are costing more and taking longer", making public his concerns about Network Rail's ability to deliver its current five-year, £38 billion investment programme, 'Control Period 5' ('CP5', 2014–2019). He announced that electrification work on the Midland Mainline and the Transpennine route would be paused.
The other major electrification project, Great Western Main Line, is seen as a top priority. The Government has commissioned three reviews into:
The National Audit Office has submitted a memorandum to provide a factual overview of the Department for Transport, Office of Rail and Road and Network Rail's roles in the planning and delivery of CP5, prior to the publication of the government commissioned reviews.
This inquiry will draw on the NAO memorandum to examine:
Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the Network Rail: 2014–2019 rail investment programme inquiry.
Public Accounts Comittee publishes its report on Network Rail's 2014-2019 investment programme