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Railways: Bus Services

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers have travelled on rail replacement bus services funded by his Department over the last 10 years. (247299)

The Department for Transport does not routinely collect data on passenger usage of rail replacement passenger services because rail services can be subject to amendment due to planned infrastructure improvements or maintenance works undertaken by Network Rail, especially at weekends. Occasionally, disruption to the rail network (due to signalling failures or other operational difficulties) may result in changes to specified rail services.