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S5W-08864: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 19 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the percentage change has been in the level of railway (a) services and (b) rolling stock in each year since 2007; what the per capita investment was in the last year for which figures are available, and what information it has regarding how this compares with England.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 2 May 2017

The Scottish Government's record investment of £5 billion in the current control period is unprecedented, this recognises the valuable contribution our railways make to the wider economic outcomes. This has led to a high number of new services, rolling stock and infrastructure investment. The details requested are given in the following tables;

a)Train Services

Year

No of services

% increase from reference year of 2007

2007

2090

100%

2008

2124

2%

2009

2159

3%

2010

2159

3%

2011

2270

9%

2012

2286

10%

2013

2358

13%

2014

2358

13%

2015

2381

14%

2016

2448

17%

2017

2450

17%

b)Rolling stock (No of trains)

Year

No of Trains

% increase from reference year of 2007

2007

251

100%

2008

259

3%

2009

259

3%

2010

259

3%

2011

293

17%

2012

293

17%

2013

293

17%

2014

293

17%

2015

289

15%

2016

297

18%

2017

322

28%

And) Investment within Scotland (based on a population of 5,262,000)

The cost for Franchise is £314,874,000.00

The cost for Network Rail £446,972,000.00

Other £249,000.00

Investment per capita is £144.82

The Office of the Road and Rail (ORR) web site has financial information publicly available on rail investment across the UK. The web link is as follows;

http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/uk-rail-industry-financial-information