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Topic 8. Data table

DATA TABLE (Also available in EXCEL)

Data is from the 2004 Edition of TSGB  and the DfT Light Rail Facts leaflet except the emboldened which are calculated.  Prices are at the 2003 base. Add 10% to generate June 2006 values.

 

Dock lands

Strath
clyde

Man chester

Tyne and Wear

Sheffield
super
tram

Centro

Croydon

Total/mean excluding Docklands

Capital costs 2003 prices £mn, see notes

1162

NA

359

739

302

159

212

1771

Operating costs to 31st March 2003 £mn

63.7

-

25.8

95.7

7.97

6.35

25.53

161.4

Capital cost per route km £(mn)

43.04

-

9.21

9.47

10.41

7.95

7.57

9.13

Annual cost of track £(mn) (see note)

121.3

-

37.5

77.1

31.5

16.6

22.1

184.8

Annual cost of rolling stock at £1.2mn per car

14.6

6.4

5.0

10.9

3.9

2.5

3.7

25.9

Total annual cost £(mn)

199.6

-

68.2

183.7

43.4

25.4

51.4

372.1

Receipts (£million) 2003/4

37.4

10.3

20.9

31.4

9.2

5.2

16.1

82.8

Receipts minus total annual cost £(mn)

-162.2

-

-47.3

-152.3

-34.2

-20.2

-35.3

-289.3

Operating profit/loss

-26.3

 

-4.9

-64.3

1.23

-1.15

-9.43

-78.6

Total annual cost divided by receipts

5.34

-

3.26

5.85

4.71

4.89

3.19

4.49

Operating costs divided by receipts

1.70

-

1.23

3.05

0.87

1.22

1.59

1.95

Journeys (million) 2003/4

48.5

13.3

18.9

37.9

12.3

5.1

19.2

93.4

Total profit/loss per journey pence

-334

 

-250

-402

-278

-397

-184

-310

Operating profit/loss per journey pence

-54

 

-26

-170

10

-23

-49

-84

Passenger-km (million) 2003/4

235.5

42.7

169.3

283.9

42

53.5

105

653.7

Total profit/loss per pass-km pence

-68.9

 

-28.0

-53.6

-81.4

-37.8

-33.6

-44.3

Operating profit/loss per pass-km pence

-11.2

 

-2.9

-22.6

2.9

-2.1

-9.0

-12.0

Train-km (million) 2003/4

3.4

1.1

4.6

5.8

2.5

1.7

2.5

17.1

Stations/Stops 2003/4

34

15

37

58

48

23

38

204

Seats 2003/4

NA

1,508

2752

6120

2200

832

1680

13584

Rail cars

94

41

32

70

25

16

24

167

Route-km

27

11

39

78

29

20

28

194

Cars per train/tram

3

2

2

NA

1

2

2

NA

Staff as at 2001

405

NA

303

710

272

147

186

1618

Staff per car

4.3

-

9.5

10.1

10.9

9.2

7.8

9.7

Av. journey length km

4.9

3.2

9.0

7.5

3.4

10.5

5.5

7.0

Passengers per train/tram

69

39

37

49

17

31

42

38

Passengers per car

23

NA

18

NA

17

16

21

NA

Equivalent (one way) bus flow per day per track based on 20 passengers per bus

597

266

297

249

99

183

257

231

Station spacing km per station

0.79

0.73

1.05

1.34

0.60

0.87

0.74

0.95

Notes:
  1. The annual cost of track capital is based on repayment over 30 years at the Treasury discount rate of 3.5%, (providing a multiplier of 0.054 on capital) plus maintenance at 5% of capital providing a combined multiplier of 0.104.
  2. The annual cost of rolling stock is again based on a 30 year life and 3.5% interest rate but with maintenance set to 7.5% of capital providing a combined multiplier of 0129.
  3. Outturn prices have been converted to the 2003 base using the Retail Prices Index.
  4. Docklands: Capital costs: £77 million in 1987,  £294 million in 1991, £280 million in 1994, £250m in 1999, a total of £901 million at outrun prices or £1162 at 2003 prices.
  5. Manchester Metrolink: Opened 1992 at a construction cost of £140 million, Extended in 2000 at a cost of £160 million, providing a total of £359 million at 2003 prices.
  6. Tyne and Wear: Opened 1980-1984 at a construction cost of £284 million (mostly new track with some use of former rail alignments). Extended to Airport in 1991, Sunderland extension in 2002 (sharing 14 km of exiting national rail track), £105mn providing  £739 million at 2003 prices.
  7. Sheffield Supertram: Opened 1994/5 at a construction cost of £240 million, providing £302 million at 2003 prices.
  8. Centro - Midland Metro: Opened 1999 at a construction cost of £145 million providing £159 million at 2003 prices.
  9. Croydon Tram link: Opened May 2000 at a construction cost of £200 million, providing £212 million at 2003 prices.

Discount Rate

3.50%

Sensitivity tests possible by varying any of these.

Capital Recovery Factor 30yrs at 3.5%

5.44%

Annual track maintenance % capital

5.00%

Annual rolling stock maintenance % capital

7.50%

Capital cost of rolling stock £millions

1.20

 



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