Scotland’s Railway hits key punctuality milestone


Train punctuality on Scotland’s Railway has reached its highest level since 2018, according to new figures.

In the most recent four-weekly period of performance (23 August – 20 September), 93.3% of ScotRail trains met the rail industry standard Public Performance Measure (PPM). It’s the seventh consecutive period where ScotRail’s PPM has been above 90%.

More trains arriving on time has meant that ScotRail’s Moving Annual Average (MAA) – the rolling annual average of trains arriving on time – reached 90% for the first time since January 2018.

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David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “Scotland’s Railway has played a critical role in helping our country through the COVID-19 outbreak – providing safe transport for those tackling the pandemic, those who need to travel by train, and by supporting economic growth.

“Delivering a punctual and reliable service is key to this, and reaching this milestone is testament to the hard work and dedication of our people, who go the extra mile every day.

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“Our focus now needs to be on maintaining and increasing this strong level of punctuality across our network.”

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