National Train Performance for Period 12 is 87.1% Despite Severe Storms

Image Courtesy of Network Rail


The wettest winter for almost 250 years with the network experiencing severe flooding, landslips and line closures, tested the rail industrys resilience during a difficult period 12.

Punctuality on the railways reached 87.1% during period 12, according to monthly performance data released today by Network Rail. The data for Britain’s train services covers the period from 2 February 2014 – 1 March 2014. This compares to 91.1% for the same period last year. The moving annual average is now at 89.9%

During the period, another wave of severe storms, very strong winds and torrential rainfall caused further substantial damage to the rail network. Since December, Network Rail has had an army of engineers and maintenance staff out on the ground dealing with over 500 fallen trees blocking lines, 285 flooded sites and 73 landslips or washouts with the sole aim of getting the lines cleared as quickly as possible and trains moving

Our projection for performance on exiting CP4 has been further eroded as a result of the weather over the last few months.

Franchise Punctuality %
Period 12, 2013/14
Punctuality %
Period 12, 2012/13
Moving annual
average (MAA)
Arriva Trains Wales91.795.893.1
c2c Rail94.798.196.6
East Coast81.776.684.0
East Midlands Trains91.790.791.3
First Capital Connect82.084.086.1
First Great Western80.491.887.8
First Scotrail94.193.091.2
First Transpennine Express89.790.490.3
Greater Anglia90.692.491.8
London Midland84.586.985.7
London Overground96.996.796.2
Northern Rail91.490.890.9
South West Trains83.691.589.6
Virgin Trains80.783.185.2
National Performance87.191.189.9


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