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13.12.13

Train performance has worst month in three years

Train performance has fallen again and now stands at 84.4% of trains on time, Network Rail has announced.

This is its worst level in three years, and one of the three worst monthly results since 2006/7.

The latest PPM statistics cover 10 November to 13 December and compare to 85.4% for the same period last year. PPM for period 8, released last month, was at 86.2%.

PPM-trend-graph

The company faces significant fines from the ORR for failing to meet targets on its long-distance passenger services – though Network Rail noted that London and South East services performed relatively well.

Regional services were the worst hit, especially London Midland, which suffered from severe weather, fallen trees on the line and OLE failures, leading to a PPM of just 76%.

Tree on line Lenzie

The moving annual average (MAA) is now at 90.4%. East Coast remains the franchise with the lowest MAA, at 82.3%.

The best performing franchise continues to be c2c Rail, with 97.3% PPM and 97.2% MAA.

The statistics showed that 60% of all delays were attributable to Network Rail.

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