DLR - Lewisham Extension
Request ID: FOI-0501-1920
Date published: 15 July 2019
I am hereby submitting a freedom of information request regarding the DLR - Lewisham Extension, a concession agreement which is due to be terminated in March 2021.
I understand from publicly available documents (the December 2018 annual accounts for the SPV City Greenwich Lewisham Rail Link plc, attached) that the current project sponsor - 3i Group and the John Laing Infrastructure Fund - have admitted that "there is a risk that the infrastructure will not meet the hand-back criteria as set out in the Concession Agreement".
I would like to know:
- What is the reasoning behind this statement?
- What actions does the authority intend to take in order minimise the risk of this happening.
- Does the authority plan to carry out an assessment on the assets 18 months before the contract is terminated?
I hereby request access to the original concession agreement document signed with the project's original sponsors, London Electricity, Mitsui & Co and Mowlem, in June 1996.
Our Ref: FOI-0501-1920
Thank you for your request received on 17 May 2019 asking for information about the DLR Lewisham extension.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.
Please find the requested Concession Agreement attached. Please note that to the best of our knowledge we do not hold a copy of the schedules listed. As previously advised the other questions asked in your query are not requests for recorded information. These were passed onto our Customer Service Team to respond.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
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