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Best July train punctuality for over a decade

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08/21/2009 AT 07:13

In its fourth regular monthly performance update, Network Rail announced that period four, 28 June to 25 July, proved to be a record month compared to the same period every year since the detailed records of train performance began in 1997 / 98.

Reporting on period four of the year, 92.4% of services ran to time compared to 92.3% last year. This resulted in the average number of trains on time over the last 12 months maintaining its best ever level of 90.9%.

In all, 11 operators saw their performance improve, compared to the same period last year. One remained unchanged and seven dropped but all by marginal amounts.

Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer service, said: "Train punctuality is being maintained at historically high levels and our extra investment targeted at improving performance on the west coast main line is seeing early signs of success.

"Our focus remains on driving up performance for Virgin and the other operators on the west coast."

Performance for Virgin Trains continues on an upward trend, significantly ahead of last's year's period four, and up on last month (period three [June] PPM was 82.3%). Performance remains ahead of our joint improvement plan approved by the regulator in May

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