Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) targets and (b) forecasts his Department has made of rail (i) passenger and (ii) freight growth by 2030.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department does not set general targets for rail demand growth.

Our latest forecasts for rail passenger demand were published in the 2017 High-level Output Specification: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-level-output-specification-2017. Network Rail’s latest proposed forecasts for rail freight are published here: https://cdn.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rail-freight-forecasts-final-report.pdf. Both sets of forecasts are for the final financial year of control period 6 (2023/24).

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