Average cost overrun in transport infrastructure projects 1960-2014, by type

This graph shows the average cost overrun of transport infrastructure projects undertaken around the world between 1960 and 2014, by project type. Rail infrastructure construction projects had an average cost overrun of 34 percent, the highest of any project type.

Average cost overrun in transport infrastructure projects around the world 1960 to 2014, by project type

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Source

Release date

May 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Between1960 and 2014

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on database of 170 large infrastructure projects planned between 1960 and 2014. 119 were finished projects while 51 were still underconstruction at the time of the study.

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