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Railways: Travelling Times

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 4 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will review the effects of the public performance monitor on the willingness of train operating companies to allow trains to depart punctually without waiting for connecting passengers on slightly delayed services of other train operating companies. [HL5968]

The decision to maintain rail connections when trains run late is an operational matter for train operators and Network Rail. However, such decisions are expected to take account of the particular circumstances and impact on passengers, in order to minimise the overall delay suffered.

The public performance measure is intended to reflect punctuality of a train operator as a whole.