Latest Rail News

11.12.15

TfL Rail celebrates improved performance on Liverpool St to Shenfield

Transport for London, the new operator of Liverpool to Shenfield services previously the responsibility of Abellio Greater Anglia, says it has recovered from the performance issues that dogged its first weeks in charge.

TfL Rail says it has hit its reliability target in four consecutive periods “by a comfortable margin”. The target was hit “only three times in the 13 periods before we began operating services”, it adds.

The latest performance figures, for 18 October to 14 November (period 8), put its PPM (public performance measure) at 94.8%, up from 92.1% for the same period in the previous year.

This has pulled its moving annual average up to 93.1%. The average has improved in every period since TfL took over in May.

On the more restrictive ‘right-time performance’ measure, the data for which is not guaranteed to be reliable, TfL Rail’s improvement was even more marked – 80.5% of its services in period 8 arrived at their terminating station early or within 59 seconds of schedule, up from 68.2% the year before.

There will be disruption over the Christmas and New Year period, however, because of planned blockades by Network Rail for Crossrail-related works.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Some of the major work we need to carry out can't be done overnight and we need a longer period of time to complete these jobs. We'd like to thank passengers in advance for bearing with us as it could mean some changes to their travel plans.”

(Top image credit: Tom Page. Creative Commons, some rights reserved)

Comments

Andrew Gwilt   31/12/2015 at 00:22

It's good that TfL have taken over the Liverpool Street-Shenfield metro line along with Liverpool Street to Chingford via Clapton, Enfield Town via Seven Sisters & Edmonton Green and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters & Edmonton Green Lea Valley lines and Romford-Upminster branch line with new trains being ordered from 2016 & 2017 including Crossrail ordering 66 brand new 9-Car Class 345 Aventra EMU trains and London Overground ordering 45 brand new Class 710 Aventra EMU trains that will also be used on the Gospel Oak-Barking line once the GOBLIN is electrified with 25kv AC Overhead electrification.

Add your comment

 

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to in... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >