HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 c243W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give his estimate of the cost per mile for travelling by rail in the United Kingdom and other European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The latest year for which comparable figures are available is 1979. The information for that year is as follows. Currency conversions are at purchasing power parity rates.

Revenue per Passenger mile in 1979 (p)
Great Britan (BR) 4.3
Luxembourg (CFL) 1.7
Irish Republic (CIE) 2.8
West Germany (DB) 3.0
Denmark (DSB) * 2.7
Italy (FS) 1.8
Netherlands (NS) 2.6
Belgium (SNCB) 2.2
France (SNCF) 2.5

* Excludes services in Copenhagen and suburbs.