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The cost of running the railway for the year 2016-17 came to £19.5 billion, a 2.7% increase from the previous 12-month period, according to statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) on January 18.

Around 59% of this was incurred by operators, 35% went on managing the network, and 6% by freight, High Speed 1 and other areas. The railway received £19.0bn of income, up 3.0% on 2015-16.

Overall, £9.7bn of rail funding came from passenger fares (a rise of 1.1% from 2015-16), at an average fare of £5.48 or 14p per passenger kilometre travelled. This represents an increase of 18.2% over the past five years.

Meanwhile, £3.4bn came from government funding (net), a decrease of 0.7% since 2015-16. Over the past five years Government funding (excluding borrowing) has dropped by 21.1%.

 

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Net government funding 2016/17 by franchise area

Franchise     Infrastructure        Train Operations   Total funding

GB Total     4,082 -695   3,387

Northern     378    284    663

ScotRail      339    246    586

Wales & Borders   225    94      319

South Eastern       252    19      271

West Midlands      191    80      271

Great Western       375    -132   243

CrossCountry        266    -65    201

London Overground       53      98      150

TransPennine Express     146    -9      138

West Coast  342    -212   130

Merseyrail Electrics        45      74      120

East Midlands       184    -69    115

East Anglia  233    -128   105

Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern      376    -273   103

Chiltern       88      -46    41

TfL Rail      20      13      34

Caledonian Sleeper         14      15      30

Essex Thameside   57      -46    10

East Coast   243    -272   -29

South Western      252    -366   -114

Source: ORR

Note: £m, GB only

 

GB expenditure per passenger kilometre 2016-17

Region        Per passenger kilometre (£)

Wales 0.43

Sussex         0.40

Scotland      0.35

East Midlands       0.33

Kent  0.32

London North East         0.31

Wessex        0.29

Western       0.28

London North West                 0.28

Anglia         0.27

Source: ORR

 

Network Rail enhancements expenditure by route 2016-17

Route Expenditure

GB total      £3,407m

England and Wales         £3,104m

Scotland      £303m

Western       £1,053m

London North West        £582m

Kent  £542m

Anglia         £212m

Wessex        £201m

Wales £177m

East Midlands       £130m

London North East         £114m

Sussex         £93m

Source: ORR

  • For the full story, read RAIL 845, published on January 31, and available now on Android and iPad.

 

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  • AndrewJGwilt1989 - 31/01/2018 21:39

    Does it include electrification and overhead wiring renewals.

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