Railways: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 20 April 2023.

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Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Independent, Delyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on heavy rail infrastructure in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years up to and including the 2022-23 financial year.

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Between 2018-19 and 2021-22, £46.7bn was invested on High Speed Two infrastructure; Network Rail Operations, Maintenance and Renewals; and the Rail Network Enhancements Portfolio. Figures are sourced from DfT and NR published accounts and Network Rail reporting is consolidated for England and Wales. By its nature, expenditure on the railway in any one particular part of the country is likely to also benefit passengers from outside that immediate area who use that railway.

An annual breakdown is included in the table below:

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

10.3

10.0

12.0

14.4

*Figures are in £billions, in nominal prices

** Rail Network Enhancements Portfolio figures do not include 3rd party-funded delivery

*** 2022-23 outturn data is provisional and excluded

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