Best-ever score for rail punctuality

First Capital Connect trains has achieved its best-ever set of results for punctuality, according to the latest government statistics.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 9th October 2012, 9:00 am

The score relates to the Bedford-Brighton route, on which 94.62 per cent of trains arrived within five minutes of their scheduled arrival time in the four weeks leading up to September 15. This line also includes stops at Flitwick and both Luton stations.

Only a quarter of the delays on the route were caused by factors within the company’s control, and this period also saw track and signalling maintenance work suspended for the Paralympics.

Managing director Neal Lawson said: “We have been working closely with Network Rail to improve reliability of the track and signalling systems and this compliments our own drive in operations to deliver a more reliable, punctual service for our customers.”