24. GARL Closedown Costs

Branchline works for Glasgow Airport Rail-Link (GARL) were cancelled in September 2009. However, obligations under the GARL Act for certain mainline works were not cancelled. Where obligations under the GARL Act could not be cancelled, costs were incurred as a result. These costs included land and associated costs, BAA costs and associated compensation, contractor closedown costs and completion of advanced works, where completion was a more cost effective solution than cessation.

Costs incurred in 2011-12 were £3.2m. There were no costs incurred in 2010-11.