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Railways: Finance

May 13, 2009

Question written on 13/05/2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much has been spent on capital funding for (a) railway infrastructure and (b) rail rolling stock from (i) the public purse and (ii) the private sector in each year since 1979;(2) what estimate he has made of the financial subsidy to the running cost of railways in the UK paid from the public purse in each year since 1979.

Answered by Paul Clark

The information is not available in the form requested. However, full details of historic Government expenditure on the railway is published in National Rail Trends by the Office of Rail Regulation. Copies are available in the Library of the House and online atwww.rail-reg.gov.uk