UK Railway Expenditure

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Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on UK railways in each year since 2010.

Jo Johnson: Net support to the rail industry in Great Britain by the Department for Transport (DfT) is shown in the table below.

The figures represent the net contribution made by the Department and are offset against payments received from the industry, such as the overall premium paid by Train Operating Companies (TOCs).

Department for Transport net support to the rail industry1

Year £million (nominal)
2009-10 3,887
2010-11 3,401
2011-12 3,671
2012-13 4,403
2013-14 4,412
2014-15 3,996
2015-16 3,855
2016-17 3,339

1 Excludes support from the Scottish and Welsh Governments

Source: DfT


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