Britain’s three million daily passengers enjoyed another month of record train performance. Network Rail’s release of the latest performance results shows that 92.8% of trains arrived on time last month.
In its regular monthly performance update, Network Rail announced that period seven (20 September to 17 October) proved to be one of the highest on record and is the first time that every train operator reported train punctuality above 90%.
Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer service, said: “Passengers rightly demand on-time trains. This is one of Network Rail’s key tasks, and working closely with train operators, this is being achieved month after month. Our mission remains to maintain and improve this record performance.”
In all 16 of the 19 operators saw their performance improve compared to the same period last year. Virgin Trains saw the biggest improvement in performance this month and saw the fourth consecutive month of improvement compared to last year. Three operators saw significant movement in their performance (over three percentage points):