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01.07.13

93.1% PPM for period 3

National train performance for period 3 is at 93.1%, Network Rail has announced. Covering the period from 26 May to 22 June, this compares to 92.9% for the same period last year. Performance is down from 93.5% in period 2.

The moving annual average (MAA) is now at 91.0%.

The best performing TOC for this period was c2c Rail, with 97.8% PPM and 97.3% MAA. The worst was Virgin Trains, with PPM of 84.5% and MAA of 83.4%.

Network Rail admitted that 71% of delays to Virgin services were attributable to Network Rail during the period with just over half of these down to infrastructure problems such as overhead line and track faults.

The remainder were caused by external factors, such as fatalities, operational management, delays caused by other TOCs and just 12.3% by Virgin trains themselves.

Virgin Trains has lodged a claim for additional compensation under the sustained poor performance clause in their track access agreement with Network Rail.

Network Rail recently announced a £40m investment project to improve the reliability of the West Coast Main Line.

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