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Rail Schemes

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the Rail Passenger Partnership scheme applications received by the Strategic Rail Authority in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 classified as (i) medium and (ii) major applications which received pre-qualified status; and what the total funding requested was in each case. [104490]

Information on the medium (under £5 million) and major (over £5 million) Rail Passenger Partnership (RPP) scheme applications in 2000–01 and 2001–02 which received pre-qualification status is set out in the table. Information on the level of SRA funding is shown where the scheme has proceeded to approval. The level of funding for schemes prior to appraisal is liable to change. In January 2002 the SRA introduced a fast track system for approving bids under £250,000. Fast track schemes bypass the pre-qualification stage, and proceed directly either to approval or rejection.

RPP schemes in 2000–01 and 2001–02
SRA support for approved schemes (£)
Pre-qualified applications over £5 million 2000–01
Anglia Service Improvement10,041,163
Leamside Line
Allerton Interchange
South Notts Rail Network
Sheffield Station12,800,000
Keswick to Penrith1
Stratford Station
2001–02
Sheffield—Barnsley Leeds1
Braintree Branch Line
Windermere Branch Line Upgrade1
Newcastle Central Station—Interchange1
Truro—Falmouth2 Branch Line
Anglia Locals2 (Phase 1 & 2)
Probus—Burngullow
Pre-qualified applications under £5 million 2000–01
Thornaby
Leeds to Windermere
Barry Island
Ashington, Blythe & Tyne
Ilkeston
Taff Corridor
Brentford Station
Birmingham-Stratford on Avon Semi-Fast
Durham Coast Line—Phase 2
Camberwell Station
Tyne-Tees Express
Wrexham—Bidston
Bristol Area Line Frequency
Finsbury Park Central Area Project
Larkhall to Milngavie (RPP bid withdrawn by sponsor)
2001–02
Sheffield—Barnsley Leeds1
Braintree Branch Line
Windermere Branch Line Upgrade1
Newcastle Central Station—Interchange1
Truro—Falmouth2 Branch Line
Anglia Locals2 (Phase 1 & 2)
Probus—Burngullow
Pre-qualified applications under £5 million 2000–01
Thornaby
Leeds to Windermere
Barry Island
Ashington, Blythe & Tyne
Ilkeston
Taff Corridor
Brentford Station
Birmingham-Stratford on Avon Semi-Fast
Durham Coast Line—Phase 2
Camberwell Station
Tyne-Tees Express
Wrexham—Bidston
Bristol Area Line Frequency
Finsbury Park Central Area Project
Larkhall to Milngavie (RPP bid withdrawn by sponsor)
2001–02
Coast to Coast Sleeper Services1
Capacity Enhancements 142's (First North Western)2,657,000
Metrotrain/Additional Class 333 Vehicles (Arriva Trains Northern)2,859,200
Carmarthen—Milford Haven216,400
MK. 11 Trains for Special Events (Wales & Borders)
Clyst Hayes Station1
Diss Station Interchange
Airdrie—Bathgate Rail-Bus Link
Frankley Extension
Cumbria Coast Line

RPP schemes in 2000–01 and 2001–02

SRA support for approved schemes (£)

Real Time Train Information (Virgin/Midland Main Line)2,013,000
Cross City Line (Central Trains)2,328,231
Walsall & Stourbridge
Coventry to Wolverhampton
Smartcard—ATOC970,000
Kempston Station
Valley Lines Strengthening738,000
South Hants Crossrail (Chandlers Ford)3,341,023
Edinburgh Park Station1,962,000
Cardiff-Aberdare1,236,000
Great Northern Customer Information System
Sheffield Station Feasibility Study163,000
Matlock—Buxton190,000

1 Bids rejected.