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East Coast Railway Line: Standards

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of punctuality of trains on the East Coast Main Line (a) has been since National Express started running the service and (b) was in the last year of the Great North Eastern Railway’s operation of the franchise. (197181)

National Express East Coast (NXEC) started its services on 9 December 2007. NXEC’s current Moving Annual Average Public Performance Measure for punctuality is 82.5 per cent. and the target is 84.7 per cent. (as of 1 March 2008).

As at 8 December 2007 (which was GNER’s last day of operation on the East Coast Main Line) the Moving Annual Average Public Performance Measure for punctuality was 81.7 per cent. The target was 83.5 per cent.