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London Underground

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total capital expenditure on London Underground (LU) was in each year since 1990 during which his Department had responsibility for LU, broken down by line. (124237)

Responsibility for London Underground passed to Transport for London and the Mayor of London on 15 July 2003. Performance since then has been an operational matter for London Underground who are best placed to answer direct. London Underground does not record investment broken down by lines. However the total figures to 2002-03 are shown in the following table. In April 2000, London Underground adopted new accounting treatment for its investment expenditure which removed the category ‘investment renewals': the majority of this expenditure was reclassified as capital, although some (£90 million) became resource expenditure. Therefore the figures before and after April 2000 are not directly comparable and are presented in two separate tables with the years 1990-91 to 1999-2000 on one consistent basis and those for a restated 1999-2000 to 2005-06 are on another. It is normal accounting practice when a change in accounting treatment occurs to restate the previous year's figures on the same basis in the accounts, so that a true comparison can be made.

Investment expenditure

£ million (outturn prices)

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

Capital

327

225

414

320

319

210

173

133

171

134

Renewals

87

70

218

159

184

275

198

191

244

208

Total core business

414

295

632

479

503

485

371

324

415

342

Jubilee line extension

40

63

68

261

396

587

660

476

283

655

CrossRail

5

12

29

45

30

16

4

Total investment

459

370

729

785

929

1,088

1,035

800

698

997

Investment expenditure

£ million (outturn prices)

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Capital

252

293

418

402

Total core business

252

293

418

402

Jubilee line extension

655

CrossRail

Total investment

907

293

418

402

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) track and (b) signal failures there were on the London Underground (LU) in each year since 1990 during which his Department had responsibility for LU, broken down by line. (124244)

Responsibility for London Underground passed to Transport for London and the Mayor of London on 15 July 2003. Performance since then has been an operational matter for London Underground who are best placed to answer direct. Information on the years prior to 1996 could be provided only at disproportionate time and cost. The numbers of track and signal failures that caused more than a two minute delay for the period 1996-97 to 2002-03 are:

Signals

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Bakerloo

264

292

249

355

64

131

143

Central

644

880

308

335

274

554

495

District

303

269

278

394

246

500

454

East London1

32

52

49

Jubilee

79

110

197

338

204

354

257

Circle and Hammersmith

129

131

125

238

9

286

203

Metropolitan

209

266

194

290

267

374

353

Northern

298

323

216

317

188

357

551

Piccadilly

261

241

213

202

184

161

161

Victoria

115

166

149

131

100

308

382

Waterloo and City2

16

27

29

18

22

23

Total signals

2,3021

2;302

1,929

2,600

1,746

3,099

3,071

Track

1996-97

7997-98

7998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Bakerloo

193

201

176

168

96

125

76

Central

203

92

65

50

82

103

63

District

74

51

69

83

162

94

143

East London1

8

8

11

Jubilee

45

38

77

146

43

77

95

Circle and Hammersmith

75

61

57

62

51

84

81

Metropolitan

105

73

83

82

108

83

74

Northern

141

165

109

105

95

115

171

Piccadilly

92

110

109

135

129

89

105

Victoria

54

80

66

66

25

41

36

Waterloo and City2

5

2

8

Total track

982

982

811

897

804

821

863

1 East London Line was included with Jubilee line until 1999-2000. 2 Waterloo and City Line included with Central Line until 1999-2000.