Railways: Per Capita Costs:Written question - 7811

Q
Asked by Mr Jamie Reed
(Copeland)
Asked on: 17 July 2015
Department for Transport
Railways: Per Capita Costs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on rail services per head of population in each region of England in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 22 July 2015

Total expenditure per regions is complicated to calculate as it has to include franchise cost/revenue, infrastructure cost and major project costs, many of which cross regional boundaries. In this instance, spending needs to be compared to rail usage.

The most recent government expenditure on rail is below:

Government expenditure on railways1 per head of population

Region

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

North East

£59

£58

£55

£51

£50

North West

£97

£98

£88

£88

£85

Yorkshire & Humber

£95

£93

£102

£100

£100

East Midlands

£45

£41

£37

£38

£36

West Midlands

£61

£53

£49

£50

£47

East of England

£58

£54

£59

£56

£56

London

£386

£369

£330

£270

£298

South East

£85

£82

£69

£68

£66

South West

£49

£46

£41

£42

£39

England

£120

£115

£106

£96

£99

1 Includes expenditure on all types of railway

Source: HMT, ONS

The above table shows estimated government expenditure on railways per head of population in each region of England between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the latest year for which figures are available.

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