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08.07.15

National rail performance holds firm in Period 3

National performance on the railways has held firm over the past month, with the PPM figures for period 3 reaching 91.2%. 

The figure, which covers performance for 31 May to 27 June 2015, is marginally lower than the 91.7% recorded in this year’s period 2 and period 3 last year. 

The Caledonian Sleeper performance continued to trend downward under Serco in the latest operator PPM figures, published by Network Rail. 

The operator’s latest PPM figure for period 3 is 90.1%. This is lower than the 94.4% it posted a year ago as part of ScotRail.  It is also lower than the 91.7% recorded in period 2. 

Latest figures show that once again Southern is the worst-performing operator, recording a PPM of 85.7%, down from the 86.4% in period 2. It is also lower than the 88.4% recorded in period 3 2014. 

Delay Split figures, which show who was responsible for train delays of three minutes or more, once again attributed the vast majority of delays (59%) to Network Rail due to infrastructure, operations or external issues. 

The highest PPM was again recorded by c2c Rail, which stood at 97.3%. However, this was lower than last year’s figure of 97.9%. 

c2c managing director Julian Drury said: “We work hard to deliver a punctual train service for our passengers, and we’re absolutely delighted that they have recognised this. For our customers to be the most satisfied in Britain with the punctuality of their train service is something we are very proud of.” 

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