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Railways

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards increasing rail use by 50 per cent. by 2010 as referred to in his Department’s Transport Ten Year Plan of 2000; what the baseline year is against which this target is being measured; and how many passenger kilometres were travelled in each year since 2000. (232007)

As shown in the following table, rail passenger kilometres have grown by 28 per cent. since 2000-01, the base year for forecasting used in the 10-year plan.

Great Britain 2000-01 to 2007-08

Passenger kilometres (billions)

2000-01

38.2

2001-02

39.1

2002-03

39.7

2003-04

40.9

2004-05

41.8

2005-06

43.2

2006-07

46.2

2007-08

49.0

Growth between 2000-01 and 2007-08 (percentage)

28

Source:

ORR