Railways: Per Capita Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the average price-per-mile to consumers for rail travel in each (a) nation and region of the UK and (b) rail franchise.

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

The Office of Rail and Road publishes information on passenger income per passenger kilometre in UK Rail Industry Financial Information 2017-18. Passenger income refers to income received by franchised train operators from passengers through ticket sales but does not include other passenger income from catering and car parks.

The following table sets out passenger income per passenger kilometre for the nations of Great Britain in 2017-18. Figures for Northern Ireland and the regions are unavailable:

England

Scotland

Wales

GB total

Passenger income per passenger km (£s)

0.15

0.10

0.14

0.15

The following table sets out passenger income per passenger kilometre for each rail

franchise in Great Britain in 2017-18:

Passenger income per passenger km (£s)

Essex Thameside

0.14

Chiltern

0.13

Cross Country

0.14

East Coast

0.14

East Midlands

0.16

East Anglia

0.16

Great Western

0.16

Northern

0.12

South Eastern

0.17

South Western

0.15

Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern

0.17

TransPennine Express

0.12

Wales & Borders

0.12

West Coast

0.15

West Midlands

0.12

London Overground

0.17

Merseyrail Electrics

0.08

ScotRail

0.12

TfL Rail

0.16

Caledonian Sleeper

0.12

GB total

0.15

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