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Railway Subsidies (European Comparisons)

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will list the subsidies to the railway operation in each of the countries of the European Economic Community; and how this compares with the

State intervention (£)
Stale interventionmillion)*per head of national populationper rate kilometreper passenger kilometre
BRB—Great Britain3766·90·020·01
CFL—Luxembourg59163·90·222·46
CIE—Ireland3310·30·020·04
DB—West Germany1,79629·30·060·05
DSB—Denmark8817·30·040·03†
FS—Italy70512·50·040·02
NS—Netherlands212 61015·30·070·03
SNCB—Belgium61062·10·140·08
SNCF—France1,22023·00·040·02
Sources: EEC, International Union of Railways (UIC).
Notes
* Converted at 1977 market exchange rates.
†Includes shipping.