DOR fulfils the Secretary of State for Transport's requirements under the Railways Act to secure the continued provision of passenger railway services should an existing franchise not be able to complete its full term. At present DOR has a number of subsidiaries one of which is active: The active subsidiary is the East Coast Main Line Company Ltd, which is itself outside of the scope of this report.
Income for DOR is in the main generated from ticket revenue from passenger services on the East Coast railway and associated services. DOR also provides services direct to DfT in connection with the Secretary of State's obligations under the Railways Act. These services are provided and paid for under separate contracts direct with the DfT on a supplier basis. The Operating Costs of for DOR and East Coast Mainline Ltd were £689,979,000, as per the 12-13 Annual Report. This varies from the approach in Public Bodies 2012, which gave information for DOR only.
|Chairs Remuneration (p.a. unless otherwise stated)|
|Chief Executive / Secretary Remuneration||171000|
|Register of Interests||Yes|
|Last Annual Report||2012-13|
|Audit Arrangements||Pricewaterhouse Coopers|