Train performance for period 12 is 90.6%

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Train punctuality for Abellio Greater Anglia in the most recent four-week period ended 1 March 2014 is 90.6%, as published by Network Rail in the latest public performance measure (PPM) national train performance figures for the rail industry Period 12.

This is above the national performance figure for Period 12 covering all Britain’s railways of 87.1%.

In the route-by-route punctuality figures for Abellio Greater Anglia as recorded in the Period 12 national train performance figures, West Anglia route punctuality is 93.1%; Stansted Express 91.2%; Metro & Southend 91%; Mainline 89.3% and Rural 86.7%.

The current moving annual average (MAA) up to the end of Period 12 for Abellio Greater Anglia is 91.8% (this measures the average punctuality for the past 13 periods of train performance).

Adam Golton, Interim Managing Director, Abellio Greater Anglia said: “There have continued to be a number of challenges during the most recent four-week period affecting train service performance. Through our partnership with Network Rail, we are working together closely with our colleagues and focused on doing all we can in delivering more consistent and further improving levels of train service performance for our customers.

“On our Mainline route, we have listened to feedback and taken steps to provide the planned capacity on our Intercity services more consistently. On our Rural network, some reliability issues affected services on the branch lines out of Ipswich and Norwich in particular. We are working hard with our industry partners to resolve these issues.

“We’re also working with Network Rail through our Alliance partnership to avoid a repeat of the increase in recent route improvement work overruns, as part of our efforts which are concentrated on improving punctuality and train service reliability.”

· The measure of train punctuality known as PPM (public performance manager) means trains arriving at their destinations within five minutes for commuter services and within 10 minutes for long distance (Intercity) services.