Train punctuality in East Anglia highests for nine years

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Greater Anglia has recorded the best 12 month punctuality figure since the franchise area began nine years ago.

The train operator which took over the franchise in February last year, recorded 92.7 per cent of trains arriving on time.

Its figures for May 26 to June 22 showed 94.5 per cent train punctuality.

Ruud Haket, managing director of Greater Anglia said: “I am very pleased that we are continuing to deliver good and improving punctuality at Greater Anglia. working in partnership with our colleagues at Network Rail, to provide better train service performance.

“We recognise there is more work to do in achieving greater consistency and will continue to focus on delivering further improvements in train punctuality for our customers across the region.”

Richard Schofield, Network Rail route managing director said: “We have worked veru hard with Greater Anglia to improve the train service in the East of England and deliver a safe and efficient railway.

“Our focus has been to drive up reliability levels through continued investment and to improve our contingency plans to help ensure that the service can recover more quickly following any issues on the railway.

“We will continue to work with our colleagues at Greater Anglia to continue delivering consistent levels of service for passengers.”