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Network Rail: Finance

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what the projected budget allocation is for Network Rail in respect of (a) station maintenance, (b) track maintenance, (c) vegetation and tree management, (d) signal maintenance, (e) points, switches and crossings maintenance, (f) drainage maintenance, (g) fencing maintenance, (h) bridge and other structure maintenance, (i) buildings maintenance, (j) litter collection and policing, (k) graffiti removal and policing and (l) CCTV for the next 10 years; (323723)

(2) what budget was allocated to Network Rail in respect of (a) station maintenance, (b) track maintenance, (c) vegetation and tree management, (d) signal maintenance, (e) points, switches and crossings maintenance, (f) drainage maintenance, (g) fencing maintenance, (h) bridge and other structure maintenance, (i) buildings maintenance, (j) litter collection and policing, (k) graffiti removal and policing and (l) CCTV in each year since its inception;

(3) what the projected budget allocation is for Network Rail in each of the next 10 years;

(4) what Network Rail’s budget allocation was in each year since its inception.

Information about the funding available to Network Rail in the coming years is published by the independent Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) in its document, “Periodic review 2008, Determination of Network Rail’s outputs and funding for 2009-14”. The document is available on ORR’s website at:

http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/upload/pdf/383.pdf

Details of Network Rail’s historic budget allocations are published in the company’s annual Regulatory Financial Statements, which are available on its website at:

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browseDirectory.aspx?dir=\ Regulatory%20Documents\Regulatory%20Compliance %20and%20Reporting\Regulatory%20 Accounts&pageid=2893&root