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Track Renewals

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 14th May 2009.

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Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Secretary of State, Department for Transport 10:30 am, 14th May 2009

The Government have allocated some £15 billion to the railways over the next five years. This is part of a total of £26.7 billion that Network Rail has to manage and improve the network over that period. We do not allocate funding specifically for track renewals. It is for Network Rail to decide the level of expenditure on track renewals given its overall funding, which is determined by the Office of Rail Regulation.

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