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11.03.13

c2c holds onto top spot as train performance jumps to 91%

National Train Performance was at 91% for period 12, new figures show. This is up from 87.3% on period 11 – which saw a lot of severe weather – but is down slightly on the same period last year, when the figure was 91.6%.

The data covers 3 February – 2 March, and the MAA (moving annual average) is now at 91.1%.

The TOC with the best PPM for period 12 was c2c, at 98.1%. c2c also holds the highest MAA, at 97.5%.

The poorest-performing TOC was East Coast, with a PPM of just 76.6%. Virgin Trains has the lowest MAA at 84.3%.

Network Rail noted that services on the East Coast Main Line were impacted by a significant incident at St Neots when the overhead wires failed causing severe delays for all operators on the route including East Coast Trains and First Capital Connect.

Additionally, major infrastructure failures of the overhead wires at Radlett on the Midland Main line, impacting First Capital Connect and East Midlands Trains, and at Hanslope on the West Coast Main Line, impacting London Midland and Virgin Trains, had a significant affect upon the performance of these operators.

A spokesperson for ATOC said: “These latest figures show that on average more than nine out of ten trains arrived as planned, as train companies continue to work hard with the rest of the industry to improve performance for passengers.

“But we’re not complacent and we will continue to focus our efforts on providing passengers with the service they expect and deserve.”

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