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Railways: Expenditure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th February 2018.

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Photo of Bim Afolami Bim Afolami Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on UK railways in each year since 2010.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

Net support to the rail industry in Great Britain by the Department for Transport (DfT) is shown in the table below.

The figures represent the net contribution made by the Department and are offset against payments received from the industry, such as the overall premium paid by Train Operating Companies (TOCs).

Department for Transport net support to the rail industry1

Year

£million (nominal)

2009-10

3,887

2010-11

3,401

2011-12

3,671

2012-13

4,403

2013-14

4,412

2014-15

3,996

2015-16

3,855

2016-17

3,339

1 Excludes support from the Scottish and Welsh Governments

Source: DfT

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