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Best ever may for trains on time

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06/24/2010 AT 08:45

The figures were released today in Network Rail's regular monthly report on train performance. During the period from 2 May to 29 May, 93.6% of services arrived on time. This compares to 93.4% in same period last year.

Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer services, said: "Passengers across the network are reaping the real benefits of a high performing, punctual railway - the aspect of the rail service that passengers rate as the single most important. We are far from complacent, and Network Rail and train operators will continue to work tirelessly to boost train punctuality to even higher levels."

In all, seven of the 19 operators saw their performance improve or remain unchanged compared to the same period last year, with Virgin Trains seeing the biggest improvement in performance this month compared to the same period last year. The rest saw marginal movements in performance apart from East Coast whose performance improved (from 86.4% to 88.8%) compared to the previous month, but this was still down on an exceptionally good month in May 2009:

Best ever year for timely trains

Passengers have enjoyed the best train punctuality ever recorded¹ on Britain's railways as 91.5% of train services arrived on time over the past year (1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010). The highest since records began almost 20 years ago (1992).

Green light for National Centre at Milton Keynes

Plans to develop one of the most sustainable office buildings in the country were given the go-ahead as Network Rail's new national centre received the stamp of approval from Milton Keynes' planning authority.

Passengers want better stations

Virgin passengers have given a big thumbs up to the trains, staff and value for money for price of ticket, but they have made clear they desperately want to see the same standards at stations. These details are contained in the latest National Passenger Survey from rail watchdog Passenger Focus.

Train performance remains good this autumn period

Train punctuality and reliability over the autumn hit record levels this year with delays caused by infamous, 'leaves on the line', cut by 40%.

Virgin Trains delivers its VHF promises

Passengers have flocked to Virgin Trains in record numbers in the first full year of the Virgin High Frequency (VHF) service. Under VHF, launched on 14 December 2008, Virgin Trains has carried 25.4 million customers, attracted by the 30 percent step-up in train frequency and faster journey times.

Revenue of £2.843bn for Network Rail

Iain Coucher, chief executive said: “The interim results for the half year to 30 September 2009 show good financial performance. Revenue figures are in line with regulatory targets for the current funding period (2009-14).

Network Rail Evolves Corporate Governance

Great Britain's rail infrastructure operator, Network Rail, today announces changes in the way it is run, enhancing transparency and accountability. This follows a 16-month-long review of governance conducted by its members.

Best Autumn Month On Record

The first month of the difficult autumnal period has seen record performance for Britain's trains as Network Rail today released the latest train performance results which saw 90.2% of trains arriving on time.

Timetable changes from 13 December

Following the introduction of a new West Coast timetable last year, there are relatively few changes this December with the basic pattern of service remaining the same.

More parking spaces at Wigan North Western station

The new multi-storey car park at Wigan North Western station will open on Monday 7 December. The expanded car park will provide an additional 135 parking spaces, making a total of 403 spaces available at the West Coast station.

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