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Waterloo Station

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the track works outside Waterloo station required to bring the old Eurostar platforms into use for commuter services; and what the annual cost of maintaining these platforms is. (249043)

Network Rail is currently developing the options and undertaking the detailed cost analysis of carrying out the works to bring the old Eurostar platforms into use for domestic services. The cost analysis should be available in the spring.

The platforms at Waterloo International are an integral part of the terminal building which is operated and managed by BRB (Residuary) Ltd (BRBR) as a single site. As such it is not possible to accurately determine the cost of maintaining the platforms on a stand alone basis. The total annual costs of managing the entire facility are in the order of £2.5 million. These costs are partially offset by rental income of approximately £340,000 per annum and BRBR are looking for further opportunities to generate income while the terminal is non-operational.