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Railways: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services have been cancelled in each year since 1997; how many scheduled train services there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by train operator; and if he will make a statement. (252055)

In 2007-08, the most recent complete year for which data are available, 6,485,787 trains were planned to operate on the network, and 70,903 were fully cancelled.

For data on previous years, I refer the hon. Member to the answers of 17 September 2008, Official Report, columns 2246-7W, and 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 382W.

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is responsible for publishing and monitoring data on rail performance, and for a breakdown by individual train operator, the hon. Member may wish to consult ORR’s publication ‘National Rail Trends’ on their website at:

http://www.rail-req.gov.Uk/server/show/nav.1863