To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014, Official Report, column 402W, on directly operated railways, what the mobilisation costs incurred by directly operated railways were in each franchise competition since 6 May 2010.
13 October 2014
Directly Operated Railways (DOR) has incurred mobilisation costs in respect of two rail franchises since 6 May 2010. These are as follows:
2012/13 – InterCity West Coast - £1,020,000
2013/14 – Greater Western - £787,000
Prior to 2010 DOR also incurred mobilisation costs of £5.6 million with respect to the failure of the InterCity East Coast franchise in 2009.