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  • What do my train fares pay for?

    All the money received by Trains Operating Companies, such as Arriva Trains Wales, can be broken down into the below diagram. This is including Government subsidies and passenger revenue. On average across the whole UK; 

    • 48p goes to Network Rail (which charges train companies to run trains on the tracks) and other infrastructure costs
    • 17p goes on staff costs
    • 17p goes on miscellaneous costs (including train maintenance, administration, contractors)
    • 11p goes on leasing trains
    • 4p goes on fuel / energy
    • 3p goes to train company profit


    Where does every £1 received by train companies goes (pence)

    Where does every £1 received by train companies goes (pence) IMG

    *Information courtesy of the Association of Train Operating Companies