Merseyrail was the UK’s most punctual passenger train operator in 2018/19 with an average of 95.51% of trains running on time – well above the national average of 86.3%.
Overall national punctuality during March was steady at 89%, but Merseyrail topped the charts with an impressive 98.1%.
Close behind in March was TfL Rail with 96.9%, c2c at 96.6%, Transport for Wales on 93.3% and Heathrow Express at 93.2%.
In April, 93.07% of Greater Anglia trains ran ‘on time’ – the fifth consecutive month of improvements.
The best performance was achieved on the Marks Tey-Sudbury branch, with 98.1% of trains on time, Norwich-Sheringham line with 97.6%, London-Harwich with 96.5%, Norwich-Lowestoft with 95.9%, London-Colchester/Clacton-on-Sea/Walton-on-the-Naze with 95.8%, and the Norwich-Great Yarmouth line with 95.3%.
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