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Further supplementary memorandum from the Department for Transport (RFF 05b)

  At the Transport Select Committee hearing on 17 June 2009, I undertook to supply further information in response to questions raised by members of the committee.

  You asked what the figures for passenger growth assumptions underlying the recent winning bid for the South Central franchise were. This growth is linked to a number of passenger growth initiatives including:

    — Improved marketing.

    — Better stations, trains and improved customer service.

    — More visible staff presence.

    — Better ticket retailing including smartcards and better revenue protection.

    — Additional services (especially in South London at evenings and weekends).

    — Improved information provision.

    — Improved access to stations (including enhanced cycle parking, car parking and station travel plans).

Mar 2010

Mar 2011*

Mar 2011

Mar 2012

Mar 2012

Mar 2013

Mar 2013

Mar 2014

Mar 2014

Mar 2015

Mar 2015

Mar 2016

**


Passenger Journeys
5.7% 6.0%5.7%4.8% 5.1%4.1%



Overall this is equivalent to around 5.5% CAGR.

* This is the first full financial year of the franchise and excludes the initial Sept 2009 to March 2010 period

** Note the franchise term ends in July 2015. This figure is the full year growth for calendar year 2015-16.

  Philip Hollobone asked about passenger numbers and subsidy figures for the Corby services which started in April 2009. The subsidy for the Corby services is (as set out in the Franchise Agreement):

SUBSIDY PAYMENT IN 2005-06 PRICES £000S

2007-08
2008-09 2009-102010-11 2011-122012-13 2013-142014-15

178 
3,159  7,580 5,847  4,998 4,700 4,776  4,145 


  The numbers of passengers boarding and alighting at Corby each day between 27 April and 14 June 2009 are as follows:
Passengers

boarding at

Corby

Passengers

alighting at

Corby

27/04/200920080
28/04/200919261
29/04/200915266
30/04/200913699
01/05/2009153100
02/05/200917084
03/05/20097540
04/05/20095550
05/05/200923193
06/05/200921573
07/05/200917188
08/05/2009197122
09/05/200913391
10/05/200978
11/05/2009279120
12/05/2009223129
13/05/200918098
14/05/200917075
15/05/2009210100
16/05/200916699
17/05/20093126
18/05/2009272133
19/05/2009234105
20/05/200920293
21/05/200914877
22/05/2009183108
23/05/20091744
24/05/2009157
25/05/20098333
26/05/2009264141
27/05/2009296139
28/05/200920192
29/05/2009219130
30/05/200917464
31/05/20093417
01/06/200924096
02/06/2009208122
03/06/200921396
04/06/200917398
05/06/2009195144
06/06/200914955
07/06/20092615
08/06/2009278100
09/06/200920695
10/06/200920085
11/06/2009141134
12/06/2009179149
13/06/200917173
14/06/20097029
Total8,137 4,177


  I hope this information is helpful. I am copying this letter to Philip Hollobone MP.

July 2009





 
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