Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.Donate to our crowdfunder
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of (a) rail journeys and (b) passenger miles were undertaken in (i) electric powered and (ii) diesel powered trains in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of those proportions in (A) one and (B) five years' time.
Information on the number of journeys or passenger miles by power source of the vehicle is not available.
The length of Network Rail operated electrified route in Great Britain (so excluding the High Speed 1 line, for example) was 3,583 miles in 2017-18. This represents 36% of the total Network Rail mainline railway route.
This data is available at the following link: