10/28/2010 AT 04:32
During the four-week period ending 16th October, trains operated by South West Trains recorded a punctuality figure of 95.4%. The latest figures mark a further improvement on South West Trains' moving annual average of 93.2%, and are well above the national average of 92.8% for this period.
South West Trains has consistently delivered good levels of train service performance, and these latest figures show that its customers are benefiting from robust punctuality on the routes operated by Britain's largest and most complex network.
Commenting on the result, South West Trains' Managing Director, Andy Pitt said: “Last month, over 95% of our trains arrived at their destinations on time. This is a testament to the hard work put in by all our staff and to the joint working with Network Rail”. Punctuality figures were measured from 19th September to 16th October 2010.
South West Trains, the UK's biggest commuter rail operator, is pioneering a new bike and ride initiative that will allow travellers to make greener integrated journeys.
Construction work started at Staines station on 16 August to provide passengers with step-free access between the station entrance and the platforms to make the railway more accessible for everyone.
There remains a high level of satisfaction amongst South West Trains passengers, according to an independent passenger survey released today by national transport watchdog, Passenger Focus.
Stagecoach Group's two rail franchises, East Midlands Trains and South West Trains, have received awards for safety, improved levels of performance and passenger satisfaction.
Commuters cycling to Surbiton Station can enjoy their train journey knowing their bikes are safe and secure following the introduction of a new cycle lock up.
New ticket prices effective from 2 January 2010 will also see no increase in the average fare paid by passengers across the South West Trains network.
Work to allow freight containers to be transported by rail from the Port of Southampton across the country in a quicker, cheaper, greener and more practical way will take place from Saturday 5 December to Sunday 10 January.
Budget train service megatrain.com has doubled the number of low-cost seats available on routes from Portsmouth and Southampton to London.
On Sunday 21 June the London to Brighton Bike Ride will take place. If you think about travelling with a bicycle on this day, please note that Southern and First Capital Connect Rail Services will operate with restrictions.
For the first time ever the west side of Oxford Street, the world's top shopping destination, will closed to traffic over the second May bank holiday weekend. On