To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on how many occasions in (a) 2001 (b) 2000 and (c) 1999 services on the east coast main line have been disrupted owing to collapse or other failure of the overhead power cables; and what average length of delay has been caused to passenger services as a result.
pursuant to his reply,
The following corrected table from Railtrack shows the number of overhead line failures attributable to Railtrack and the train operators respectively in 1999, 2000 and 2001:
|Year||Total minutes delay||Number of incidents||Average delay||Percentage of all delays ECML|
|Railtrack attributable (overhead line)|
|TOC attributable (pantograph)|
(1) Data relating to these were not collected until summer 2000