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Railways: Royal Train

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 2 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the annual fixed and running costs of the Royal Train; and how many journeys it made in the past year. [HL4657]

The 2008-09 fixed and running costs for the Royal Train were £0.8 million (2007-08: £0. 9 million). Fixed costs were £0.5 million (2007-08: £0.4 million) and running costs were £0.3 million (2007-08: £0.5 million). During the year there were 14 journeys (2007-08: 19), with an average distance of 696 miles per journey (2007-08: 755 miles). During these journeys a total of 19 nights were spent on the Royal Train (2007-08: 27 nights). Members of the Royal Family also made 46 journeys in 2008-09 by scheduled rail (2007-8: 43), with an average distance of 165 miles per journey (2007-08: 146 miles).