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Railways: Expenditure

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much capital expenditure his Department incurred in relation to rail travel in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007; (236698)

(2) how much his Department plans to spend on the maintenance and development of railway stations in (a) Crosby constituency and (b) England in the next three years;

(3) how much capital expenditure his Department incurred in relation to railway stations in Crosby constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

Details of total Government expenditure on the railway are published by the Office of Rail Regulation in National Rail Trends (NRT). Copies of this are available in the Library of the House. National Rail Trends states that in 1997-98, Government expenditure on rail travel was £1,829 million and rose to £5,147 million in 2007-08.

The Department for Transport does not hold details of capital expenditure on railway stations as this is the responsibility of the relevant train operating company or Network Rail.