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10.05.12

National train performance at 93.3%

National Train Performance for period 1 is 93.3%, with the moving annual average (MAA) now at 91.7%. This covers April 1-28 and compares to 92.9% for the same period last year. It is down 0.1% on the previous period.

The most punctual franchise in this period was c2c Rail with 97.9% and a MAA of 96.9%. c2c managing director Julian Drury said: “I’m very proud of c2c’s industry-leading performance. We were the most punctual train operator both last month and over the past year, and it’s the hard work of all our staff that has made us the UK number one.”

East Coast had the lowest performance, at 84.3%. Services were disrupted over the last four week period owing to external factors outside the train operator’s control, according to Network Rail.

These included a fault with an overhead power line on April 3, which resulted in 16 East Coast services being cancelled. Additionally, there were two incidents of other train operators with broken down trains which caused 23 services to be cancelled and substantial delays.

During period 1, there were also ten fatalities on the route, which led to delays and 25 train services being cancelled.

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