03/18/2011 AT 07:50
The latest train performance results reported that 92.4% of trains arrived on time compared with 91.8% for the same period last year. Period 12 (6 February to 5 March) saw train performance continue its recovery following December's severe weather to its normal high levels.
Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer services, said: "Trains on time are what matter most to passengers, train operators and Network Rail. This is the good service we must deliver, day in, day out. "Network Rail still has areas to improve, particularly for operators who use the East Coast Main Line. While there has been an improvement in performance compared to last month, there is still some way to go to reach the high standards we set for ourselves and which our customers rightly expect.”
Ten of the 19 operators saw their performance improve compared to the same period last year. The most punctual operator during the period was c2c with 96.5% of trains on time.
London 2012 spectators travelling by rail to Olympic and Paralympic sporting venues throughout Britain will benefit from special Games train tickets and extra services.
Continued severe winter weather during December hit train punctuality during the period. The latest train performance results reported that 81% of trains arrived on time compared with 80% for the same period last year.
Work started this week to prepare for the construction of a new entrance and ticket office at Wandsworth Town station, providing better facilities for passengers.
Virgin Trains had record sales during the run-up to Christmas, despite some of the worst December weather for more than 40 years.
Signalling Solutions Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture company formed by Alstom Transport and Balfour Beatty Rail, has received from Network Rail, the UK main line infrastructure operator, two contracts of a total of nearly €29 million for modernisation of signalling equipment in London.
Almost 93% of services on Britain's railway ran on time during the last reporting month – mid September to mid October - matching last year's 'best ever' record for train performance during the seventh period of the 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.