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Railways: Merseyside

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average level of ridership on rail services in Merseyside in each of the last two years. (253190)

Statistics on rail passenger numbers are published by the Office of Rail Regulation (QRR) in the National Rail Trends Yearbook, which is available in the House Library, or from the ORR website:

www.rail-reg.gov.uk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of trains in Merseyside ran no more than five minutes late in the last 12 months. (253191)

In the last 12 months, 94.7 per cent. of trains operated by Merseyrail were no more than five minutes late at their destination.

Other companies provide train services in this area, but the Department for Transport does not hold information specific to Merseyside for these operators.