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Greater Anglia's new rolling stock helps to drive record autumn results

Greater Anglia’s new rolling stock has helped drive the operators record-beating autumn performance results over the challenging autumn months.

During autumn 2021 Greater Anglia recorded an overall punctuality score of 94.48% from 19th September 2021 – 8th January 2022.

This was the best autumn performance ever recorded by the train company.

The new trains introduced by Greater Anglia have been credited with dealing with the challenges of ‘leaf fall’ season better than the operator’s old fleet.

Cancellations accredited to the autumnal weather were down 42% compared to 2020 and 91% compared to 2019.

Delay minutes were also down by 8% during the autumn months compared to 2020 and 89% compared to 2019.

Improved Wheel Slide Protection is installed on the new trains which helps the trains’ wheels brake more evenly.

This technology also prevents wheel damage and wear that can lead to trains being taken out of service for repair.

To stop the train wheels from spinning the trains are also fitted with dynamic traction control systems.

The trains are also fitted with automatic sanders which deposit a layer of grit onto the rail which helps to improve grip.

Jamie Burles, Managing Director at Greater Anglia commented on the operators record-beating autumn performance.

Mr Burles said: “During what has traditionally been one of the most difficult periods of the year for performance, we have continued to run punctual and reliable services.

“These continued good results demonstrate that our new trains are helping to deliver real improvements in punctuality and reliability.”

Throughout the autumn months the Marks Tey – Sudbury line recorded best punctuality at 98.31% followed by the Norwich – Great Yarmouth line at 98.05%.

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