Category Archives: Statistics

Passenger train operators contribute over £700m to  DfT

Latest ORR analysis shows that there has been little annual change in the net contribution – the difference between payments made to and received from the DfT – by the franchised passenger train operators over the previous year.  In 2015/16 the net contribution from 18 TOCs totalled £732.9m as against £731.4m in 2014/15. Continue reading Passenger train operators contribute over £700m to DfT

Crossrail expenditure inflates state expenditure on rail

Government support for the rail industry increased £227m to £5.287bn in 2013-14, the highest level since 2007-08, according to the latest ORR statistical release. However, the figure is inflated by Crossrail expenditure, which accounted for £1.1bn. The direct rail grant to Network Rail actually fell £327m to £3.453bn, making it the lowest payment since 2005-06. Net payments from franchised passenger train operators dropped to £40m from £420m in 2012-13, and the PTE grant increased £18m to £182m. Continue reading Crossrail expenditure inflates state expenditure on rail