Aim of this survey

The Annual Railways Investment Survey is conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on behalf of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) under Ministerial Direction. It measures the expenditure of railway companies in Great Britain.

ORR aggregates the investment figures for all the companies in Great Britain and publishes them as yearly estimate in the Rail finance statistical release and from the data portal.

What you need to know

To complete the survey, you will need the following information:

  • expenditure broken down into track and signalling, rolling stock, stations and other rail

The questions are then broken down further into acquisitions and disposals costs.

All information you provide is strictly confidential.

Survey information

Selection criteria: UK railway businesses registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay as You Earn (PAYE)

Sample: approximately 40

Frequency: annually

Dispatch date: 28 March

Return-by date: 9 April

Dispatch and return-by dates are a guide. They are subject to change due to national holidays and weekends.

Why you were selected

Your business has been selected from a directory of businesses in the UK, which are registered for VAT and/or PAYE or with Companies House. Your response ensures we represent your industry.

How to complete this survey

Please complete and return the questionnaire following the guidelines on the front page.

Reminders are issued automatically, so you may receive one if you submit data just before or after the return date.

At the moment this survey is not available to complete online. We are currently developing a secure online collection platform. You will receive a letter notifying you when you can complete the Annual Railways Investment Survey on our new platform. We appreciate your patience.

How to find out more information

You can call us on +44 (0)1633 651718. Please contact us on 0300 1234 921 if you would like to speak to someone in Welsh.

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