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Directly Operated Railways

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 212595, tabled on 30 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Directly Operated Railways' staff numbers and overall budget are projected to be in each year between 2013-14 and 2016-17.

Answered on

4 November 2014

Directly Operated Railways’ (DOR) staff numbers were 12 (8.3 FTE) in 2013/14 and are forecast to be 6 (3.5 FTE) at the end of 2014/15.

DOR’s gross costs were £3.65 million in 2013/14 and are forecast to be £2.06 million in 2014/15. These costs are met by a combination of management charges to their subsidiary company (East Coast) and charges to the Department for Transport in respect of work undertaken on the rail franchising programme.

No forecasts are available beyond 31 March 2015 at present as the future activities of the company will be reviewed following the sale of the East Coast business later this financial year.

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