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06.03.15

Train performance improves in February

National performance on the railways has improved over the past month, with the PPM now standing at 90.7%. 

The Period 12 figure, which covers 1 February to 28 February 2015, is the highest since period seven last year when it stood at 90%. It is also up from the 88.3% recorded the month before in period 11, where incidents such as the Harbury landslip impacted performance. 

The figure is well up from the 87.2% achieved in the same period last year. It is also higher than the moving annual average, which stands at 89.7%. 

The delay split, calculated over 365 days to 28 February 2015, highlighted that Network Rail is responsible for 60% of delays. TOCs causing delays to themselves stands at 28% and operators impacting on another TOC stood at 13%, according to national figures (the figures are rounded and do not add  up to 100%). 

During period 12, the worst performing franchise was Southern on 79.2%. However, this was an increase in comparison to the 77.1% figure recorded in the same period last year. 

The highest PPM was recorded by Merseyrail with 97.2% but this was closely followed by c2c Rail, which had a PPM of 97.1%. Performance

 ORR national PPM figures from Period 11 2014 to Period 11 in 2015.

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