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Railways: York

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he made of the number of passengers who began journeys at York railway station in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available; (322096)

(2) what estimate he made of the number of passengers who travelled by train between York and (a) London, (b) Leeds and (c) Scotland in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available.

The Department for Transport does not hold this information.

Statistics on individual station usage, journey and revenue information by three sectors of operators, “Long Distance”, “London and South East”, and “Regional” can be found in “National Rail Trends”, published by the Office of Rail Regulation on a quarterly basis, at

http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many trains a day ran between York and (a) London, (b) Leeds and (c) Scotland each day in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. (322099)

The following table shows the number of passenger trains operating between York and (a) London, (b) Leeds and (c) Scotland each day in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the current rail timetable. The figures include open access and franchised passenger trains.

NorthboundSouthboundDifference

Day

June 1996

March 10

Difference

June 1996

March 10

King's Cross - York

Mon-Fri

27

34

7

27

35

8

Sat

25

31

6

24

31

7

Sun

19

25

6

19

29

10

York- Edinburgh

Mon-Fri

21

33

12

21

33

12

Sat

22

36

14

22

36

14

Sun

17

32

15

18

32

14

York - Leeds

Mon-Fri

73

85

12

73

81

8

Sat

74

83

9

71

83

12

Sun

53

67

14

55

68

13

Total

331

426

+95

330

428

+98