Recovery stalled – revenue on plateau

Informed Sources

Cutting edge analysis of the issues which really matter

How can we grow passenger revenue? Driving van trailer No 82302 leads Chiltern Railways’06.14 Stourbridge Junction to Marylebone into Bicester North on 7November 2023, with No 68013 providing power from the rear.
Rob France

■ No growth in last nine months

■ Defining‘sustainable subsidy’challenge for next Government

■ Further cost reduction difficult

When the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published its‘Passenger rail usage report’for July to September 2023, Figure 1generated some excited chatter on social media. Here were the East Coast main line open access operators confirming the supremacy of the private sector over state-owned LNER when it came to attracting new business.

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