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07.07.17

GTR falls back to bottom of PPM table in period 3

GTR has slipped back to last place on Network Rail’s PPM table for period 3, just below First Hull Trains, which failed to improve significantly on the figure from period 2.

For services between 28 May and 24 June, GTR recorded a score of 82.5% of services arriving at their terminating station on time, just 0.1 percentage points below First Hull Trains, at 82.6%.

Nationally, the PPM was a respectable 88.9%, an improvement on period 2 where it stood at 87.7%, and on the same period last year where the average was 86.5%.

Merseyrail maintained its good performance as it went up from 95.7% in period 3 2016-17 to 95.9% this year. C2c also stood out at the top with an impressive 95.4%.

Unsurprisingly given GTR’s recent difficulties with unions RMT and Aslef, the company’s CaSL (the number of trains recorded as cancelled or significantly late) was the worst nationally as well, at 6.6%, although this was a huge improvement on the same period last year when the figure was 15.7%.

For this measure, Merseyrail impressed again, as only 1.6% of its services were late or cancelled, some way above the national CaSL average of 3.7%.

On average, long-distance services were once again the most unreliable way to travel as 4.7% of its services were late or cancelled in period 3.

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