Punctuality on the railways reached 92.2% during July, according to monthly performance data released today by Network Rail.
The data for Britain’s train services covers period four of the year – from 26 June 2011 to 23 July 2011. This compares to 92.6% for the same period last year. The moving annual average is now at 90.7%.
The most punctual train operators in July were London Overground and Merseyrail, who both ran 96.1% of their services on time.
For the same period last year, London Overground scored 94.1% and Merseyrail, 96.2%.
The least punctual rail operator was East Coast, with only 81.7% of trains running on time. This was due to ‘external factors’ including the lightning strike at Welwyn Garden City, a line-side fire near Welwyn, cable theft and fatalities.
Other operators who performed well include c2c at 95.2% and Arriva Trains Wales who ran 95.5% of their services on time.