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Railways: Finance

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 19 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the cost of running the rail network was met from passenger revenue in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003; and what proportion he estimates will be so met in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2013. (276326)

Details of historic passenger revenue and Government support are set out in “National Rail Trends” which is published by the Office of Rail Regulation.

An estimate of passenger revenue alongside planned Government support for the railway up until 2013-14 is set out in the White Paper, “Delivering a Sustainable Railway” which was published in July 2007. Copies of both documents are available in the Libraries of the House.