New trains drive improvement in punctuality

One of Greater Anglia’s new trains at Felixstowe – Photo: Greater Anglia

New figures show that over 95% of Greater Anglia’s trains ran on time last month, driven by the introduction of new trains.

The rail operator’s latest performance results show that the routes where the company’s new Stadler regional bi-mode trains and intercity electric trains are running saw the biggest improvements in punctuality.

For the four weeks ending 19th September, the Marks Tey to Sudbury line recorded the highest punctuality on the network, with 98.7% of trains running on time, closely followed by the Ipswich to Felixstowe line at 98.3%.

Other top performing routes included the London to Harwich route at 97.8%, the Norwich to Sheringham line at 97.6% and the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line at 97.2%.

95.4% of Greater Anglia’s Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester to London Intercity services ran on time.

Greater Anglia’s West Anglia services also continued to improve with punctuality of 94.5%, with 93.6% of Stansted Express services running on time, whilst the other route results across the GA network were Norwich to Lowestoft, 96.3%, London to Colchester/Clacton, 96.1%, Ipswich to Lowestoft, 95.9%, London to Southend Victoria and Norwich to Cambridge both on 95.7% and Ipswich to Cambridge/Peterborough at 91.0%.

Managing Director, Jamie Burles, said, “I’m really pleased that, thanks to the continued hard work of our teams during this difficult time, performance continues to improve across the network, but particularly in areas where our brand-new trains are in operation.

“After a full year of operation, these results demonstrate that our new Stadler trains are delivering the improvements in punctuality and reliability that we hoped they would and are helping to transform journeys for people in the region.

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