10/31/2010 AT 07:54
The figures were released today in Network Rail's regular monthly report on train performance. During the period from 19 September to 16 October (period 7), 92.8% of services arrived on time with c2c being the most punctual. This is identical to the same period last year, the best ever October since records began well over a decade ago.
Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer services, said: "October has been a good month for delivering a high-quality, punctual service to the millions of passengers and freight users who rely on train services every day."
In all, 10 of the 19 operators saw their performance improve or stay the same compared to the same period last year, with First Scotrail seeing the biggest improvement (up to 93.6% from 91.6% last year).
South West Trains, part of the Stagecoach Group, remains one of Britain's most punctual train operators, according to the latest official performance data released today by Network Rail.
Almost 94% of service on Britain's railway during September ran on time, with Chiltern Railways being the most punctual.
Alstom and Virgin Trains have unveiled a new look for one of the fifty-two high-speed tilting Pendolino trains serving the West Coast Main Line.
Britain's railway saw record punctuality in August 2010 with 94.2% of trains running on time. One train operator, c2c, recorded almost 99% of services on time – another new record.
A new car park for rail passengers using Warrington Bank Quay station opens on 4 September. Located a short walk from the station in Slutchers Lane, the car park, (car park 2), has 200 spaces.
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.
Network Rail today announces the first step in a new approach to engage with businesses looking for commercial space, development opportunities or retail space at Britain's largest stations.
More than 200 apprentices have started work for real at railway depots across Britain after completing their first year at Europe's largest engineering training facility at HMS Sultan in Hampshire.
The number of trains arriving on time hit a new record high for May with almost 94% of trains across the country arriving punctually.
Passengers have enjoyed the best train punctuality ever recordedą 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).