Railways: Environment Protection

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of train delay were attributed to vegetation on each Network Rail Region in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 to date.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) publish summary statistics on the number of delay minutes and their causes. These statistics can be found here:

https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/statistics/performance/passenger-rail-performance/table-3184-delay-minutes-by-operator-and-cause-periodic/

The following data produced by ORR shows the number of incidents on the railway attributed to vegetation management failure in 2019 and 2020 (to date) by Network Rail Region:

Network Rail Region

2019*

2020 (to date)*

Eastern

174

145

North West & Central

147

112

Scotland

67

95

Southern

129

188

Wales & Western

193

115

*This data is aggregated from data for (4-weekly) railway periods and therefore does not align precisely with calendar years. 2019 data represents the time period from 06/01/2019 to 04/01/2020. 2020 data is from 05/01/2020 to 12/10/2020 (railway period 7, latest data available).

Source: Network Rail data

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