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Railways: Colchester

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of train (a) punctuality and (b) overcrowding on the line between Colchester and London. (180368)

Improving rail performance is a key objective for the Department for Transport. Joint action plans are in place between Network Rail and ‘one’ to address performance issues. These are monitored monthly.

The most recent published PPM figures are those shown on Network Rail’s website for the rail industry as a whole. This shows confirmed PPM figures up to period 9 (ending 8 December 2007). The website shows that ‘one’s PPM for period 9 was 84.7 per cent. and the moving annual average (‘MAA’) was 89.7 per cent., compared to whole industry figures of 86 per cent. and 89.2 per cent. respectively.