Railways: Compensation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of Network Rail compensation payments to service providers following disruption to the rail infrastructure network in 2018.

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

Network Rail publishes information on compensation paid to train operators on the transparency pages of its website. This data is recorded by financial year. Information on total schedule 4 and 8 payments (track access contracts, which cover planned disruptions and unplanned disruptions to services on the rail infrastructure network) for the latest financial year 17/18 can be viewed on Network Rails website:

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-are/transparency-and-ethics/transparency/datasets/

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