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Railways: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57951, tabled on 10 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of all emergency measures agreements on rail franchises.

Answered on

15 June 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has approved £3.5 billion of additional expenditure to ensure that vital rail services continue to operate. Of this additional expenditure, £2.9 billion relates to the 2020/21 financial year. It is not yet possible to provide an estimate of the total cost incurred to date.

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