Publicly Available Information and Statistics

Rail ownership and service operation

The rail network in the UK is owned by Network Rail, who are directly funded by the taxpayer in the form of grants, as well as charges levied on TOC’s (Training Operating Companies) who use their network and income from their commercial property estate.

There are payments made by the TOC to Network Rail for accessing their network, but similarly there are payments made by Network Rail to the TOC for disruption that is attributed to infrastructure failures.

Network Rail publish this data on their website, however we have broken it down here, to make it easier to read and understand.

Schedule 4 payments are for planned closures and Schedule 8 payments are for unplanned disruption, such as a signal failure or broken track.

In 16/17 Network Rail paid TOC’s across the countries rail network £180,947,882.11 (One Hundred and Eighty Million, Nine Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Two Pounds and Eleven Pence) in Schedule 8 payments.

Greater Anglia received £4,393,945.60 (Four Million, Three Hundred and Ninety Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty Five Pounds and Sixty Pence)

In comparison, C2C received £368,599.52 (Three Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety Nine Pounds and Fifty Two Pence)

In 17/18 Network Rail paid TOC’s across the countries rail network £180,458,102.50 (One Hundred and Eighty Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Two Pounds and Fifty Pence) in Schedule 8 payments

Greater Anglia received £11,029,931.94 (Eleven Million, Twenty Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty One Pounds and Ninety Four Pence)

In comparison, C2C received £117,219.49 (One Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred and Nineteen Pounds and Forty Nine Pence)

In 16/17 Network Rail paid TOC’s across the countries rail network £301,538,609.52 (Three Hundred and One Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Nine Pounds and Fifty Two Pence) in Schedule 4 payments.

Greater Anglia received £10,318,859.65 (Ten Million, Three Hundred and Eighteen Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty Nine Pounds and Sixty Five pence)

In comparison, C2C received £2,510,291.37 (Two Million, Five Hundred and Ten Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety One Pounds and Thirty Seven Pence)

In 17/18 Network Rail paid TOC’s across the countries rail network £356,932,853.21 (Three Hundred and Fifty Six Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty Three Pounds and Twenty One Pence)

Greater Anglia received £24,613,848.49 (Twenty Four Million, Six Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty Eight Pounds and Forty Nine Pence)

In comparison, C2C received £4,465,373.52 (Four Million, Four Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy Three Pounds and Fifty Two Pence)

Service Disruption statistics

Anglia Rail Users Group monitor for service disruptions, and graphs of the three main types – cancellations, short formations (“short-forms”), and partial journeys (where a train service is terminated early or started partway along its route) are available on this page.