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First Capital Connect: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services ran to timetable on the Brighton to Bedford line in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. (255700)

The following number of peak-time First Capital Connect services on the Bedford to Brighton route which arrived on time at their destination in each year between 2005 and 2008 is as follows:

Number

2005

17,895

2006

17,758

2007

17,931

2008

18,998

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services on the Brighton to Bedford line were cancelled in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. (255701)

The following number of peak-time First Capital Connect services on the Bedford to Brighton route which were cancelled in each year between 2005 and 2008 is as follows:

Number

2005

544

2006

457

2007

412

2008

344

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services on the Bedford to Brighton line ran more than three minutes behind timetable in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. (255702)

First Capital Connect services are not measured within three minutes of their timetable arrival time for Public Performance Measure (PPM) purposes. For a First Capital Connect service to meet the Public Performance Measure, it must either arrive at its destination early, right time or within four minutes 59 seconds of its timetabled arrival time.

First Capital Connect peak-time services on the Bedford-Brighton line that arrived more than four minutes 59 seconds behind timetable were:

Number

2005

4,166

2006

4,072

2007

3,908

2008

2,731