Network Rail: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the spend was in real terms on protecting Network Rail infrastructure assets from weather-related impacts for each year of the control period 2014–19.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) budget and (b) spend is in real terms on protecting Network Rail infrastructure assets from weather-related impacts in each year of the control period 2019–24.

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

Please see the table attached. This information is in line with the information provided in the rail resilience report published 1 September 2020.

Network Rail is investing a total of £1.247bn in CP6 (1 April 2019- 31 March 2024) to maintain and renew earthworks and drainage, supporting weather resilience improvements on the railway. This is a real term increase of 20% on CP5 (April 2014 to March 2019).

Table - NR weather-related spending (pdf, 403.1KB)

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