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27.09.12

PPM at 94% in best period 6 ever recorded

National train performance for period 6 is 94%, new figures from Network Rail show.

Period six covers the time between August 19 and September 15, and the new performance figure compares to 92.5% for the same period last year. It is the best performance for period 6 yet recorded.

The Moving Annual Average (MAA) is now at 91.7%.

The best performing franchise was c2c Rail, with a PPM of 98.7% and a MAA of 97.2%. London Midland had the lowest PPM at 88.1% and Virgin has the lowest MAA at 86%.

Train-crew shortages combined with a number of infrastructure problems (cable fault nr Wolverhampton, signalling problems nr Blackwell) and other events (fallen tree at Chester Road, train failure at Kensal Green) all contributed to the reduction in London Midland's performance over the last four weeks.

A spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: “With over 94% of trains arriving on time, these latest figures show train companies have worked hard with the rest of the industry to improve performance for passengers.

“However, we’re not complacent and will continue to focus our efforts on providing passengers with the service they expect and deserve.”

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