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Railways: Train Cancellations

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are able to provide information on passenger train cancellations and delays broken down by (a) day of week; (b) route; and (c) franchise.[HL8135]

Train running data for the rail network as a whole are collected and processed by Network Rail. The department holds information on passenger train cancellations and punctuality broken down by franchise but not by the day of the week or route.

The following table shows the total cancellations suffered by each franchised train operator for the year to 19 August 2006, the most recent available figures. Punctuality is measured using the public performance measure (PPM) expressed as a moving annual average (MAA). This measure is also included in the table.

PPM MAA and cancellation data for the year running to 19 August 2006

Franchise operator

PPM MAA (%)

Total cancellations

TPE

88.5

746

One

87.2

8,171

Northern

86.5

6,369

FCC

88.1

4,994

GNER

84.1

568

Merseyrail

92.3

2,102

VWC

85.7

638

Central

81.0

7,955

VXC

82.5

650

Arriva

84.1

2,710

Chiltern

92.1

1,016

Silverlink

90.7

3,092

c2c

93.2

1,422

southeastern

87.5

5,502

Gatwick

91.8

489

Southern

89.4

5,783

SWT

90.2

5,677

FGW

83.7

4,798

MML

92.4

395