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Directly Operated Railways

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 208918, tabled on 10 September 2014

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.

Answered on

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.

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