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Traffic/Revenue Forecasts (Rail Companies)

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the companies and consultancies which have undertaken traffic and revenue forecasts for (a) the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, (b) the Channel Tunnel and (c) Virgin West Coast Franchise. [114981]

On the basis of information readily available to the Department, which covers the period since May 1997, forecasts have been produced, respectively by:

  • (a) Booz Allen and Hamilton, Mott Macdonald, Arthur D. Little, LEK, London and Continental Railways
  • (b) none
  • (c) Booz Allen and Hamilton.
  • To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the companies and consultancies which are undertaking traffic and revenue forecasts for the proposed north-south high speed passenger rail link. [114982]

    The Strategic Rail Authority have had advice from Atkins, supported by Ernst and Young, and Roger, Tymm and Partners.