Best October ever: 93% of UK trains on time

Best October ever: 93% of UK trains on time

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.

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). The rest saw marginal movements in performance with just two operators seeing significant movement (more than three percentage points