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Railways: York

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on railway infrastructure serving the (a) City of York and (b) east coast main line in each of the last 15 years. (257838)

The Department for Transport does not hold the information in the form requested.

The majority of capital investment on the railway is undertaken by Network Rail which is funded through a combination of direct grants from Government and track access charges levied on train operators. Details of total historic Government spending on the railway are published by the Office of Rail Regulation in National Rail Trends. Copies of this are available in the Library of the House and on the ORR’s website at

http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1863.