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Network Rail: Infrastructure

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 149207, tabled on 4 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) budget and (b) spend is in real terms on protecting Network Rail infrastructure assets from weather-related impacts in each year of the control period 2019–24.

Answered on

9 February 2021

Please see the table attached. This information is in line with the information provided in the rail resilience report published 1 September 2020.

Network Rail is investing a total of £1.247bn in CP6 (1 April 2019- 31 March 2024) to maintain and renew earthworks and drainage, supporting weather resilience improvements on the railway. This is a real term increase of 20% on CP5 (April 2014 to March 2019).

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