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06.01.14

Project management at TfL is ‘increasingly successful’

TfL is becoming more efficient, the Independent Programme Advisory Group (IIPAG) has found. The panel’s third annual report oversees TfL’s investment programme.

The IIPAG found that in 2012/13 TfL had improved its project management, provided better commercial performance and re-investment of contingency from projects.

The Victoria line upgrade, LU’s track replacement programme and the Bank station upgrade have been commended for best practice.

And while LU is expensive to maintain it is improving efficiency, the report found. Reliability continues to improve while delays are reduced, it added.

David James, chair of IIPAG, said: “Since its inception, IIPAG has had an increasingly positive impact on TfL, helping it to save money, to drive cultural change and to encourage the appointment of high quality staff. IIPAG looks forward to continuing to make its contribution, by supporting TfL in its increasingly successful and efficient delivery of services to the capital’s travelling public.”

London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: “IIPAG continues to have a positive impact on TfL and the way in which we deliver the investment programme which the capital’s infrastructure needs. I am grateful for the group, for their advice and analysis, which is helping us to achieve even greater efficiencies and better project management.”

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