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Railways: Standards

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2005, Official Report, column 2914W, on c2c Line/One Rail to the hon. Member for Southend West, and the Answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 562W, on train operating companies to the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, how many trains were cancelled in the last 12 months, broken down by train operating company; and what the reason was for each cancellation. (209033)

The numbers of franchised passenger trains cancelled in the year to 31 March 2008, broken down by train operating company, are given in the following table.

The reasons for each individual cancellation are not held by the Department.

Train operating company

Number of cancellations

ATW

1,394

c2c

1,249

Chiltern

715

Cross Country

1,267

East Midlands

2,197

FCC

4,280

FGW

8,153

First Scotrail

7,708

Gatwick Express

334

London Midland

5,622

London Overground

2,376

Merseyrail

1,847

Northern

8,670

NXEA

7,307

NXEC

997

Southeastern

4,614

Southern

5,627

South Western

3,890

TPE

897

Virgin West Coast

678

Network total

69,822

In total, this represents 1.2 per cent. of the trains which were scheduled to operate.