Londoners take three times more than anyone else
On a per capita basis, expenditure on rail in London is at least three times higher than in the English regions.
The figures were released in a Parliamentary reply from Claire Perry, Under-Secretary of State for Railways, to a question raised in the House of Commons.
For 2014/15, per capita spending for all types of rail expenditure was £353 in London. This was much higher – more than ten times in some cases – than in the other English regions: Yorkshire & Humber £98; North West £93; East of England £71; South East £69; West Midlands £68; North East £52; South West £35; and East Midlands £34.
The average for England was £113.
The statistic will re-ignite claims that the capital attracts a disproportionate share of national funding.
The figures for 2015/16 will be released in November 2016.