To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 June (HL8241), what steps, if any, they are taking to obtain from National Rail the level of compensation paid to Train Operating Companies for each year since 2010 to mitigate the loss of revenue in ticket sales.
2 July 2018
Compensation is paid by Network Rail (NR) to Train Operating Companies for planned disruption on the network (Schedule 4 Payments) and, depending on the actual performance of both Network Rail and the train operator, Network Rail may pay compensation for unplanned disruption (Schedule 8 payments).
NR publish this information from 2011/12 at the link below under ‘Payments for disruption on the railway made under schedule 8’ and ‘Payments for planned disruption on the railway made under schedule 4 and the corresponding ACS’.
Please note that these values in these tables are based on the invoices Network Rail have received up until November 2017 and are therefore subject to change, as and when historic disputes are settled.
I attach those tables for ease.
For 2010/11 the figures can be found in Network Rail’s regulatory accounts at the link below under ‘Regulatory accounts archive 2002-2016’.
For ease I have replicated the figures below:
Schedule 4 net cost in 2010/11 £128m
Schedule 8 net cost in 2010/11 £56m