Thursday 22 October 2020

 

< back | business | images | knowledge | library | rail unveiled | home

archive

::: More cash for trams and light rail in England



Railhub Archive
2001-12-13 ATO-001
ATOC

0

Performance figures highlight the need for rail stability


keywords: click to search


ATOC
Association of Train Operating Companies



Phrases in [single square brackets] are hyperlinks in the original document

Phrases in [[double square brackets]] are editorial additions or corrections

Phrases in [[[triple square brackets]]] indicate embedded images or graphics in the original document. (These are not usually archived unless they contain significant additional information.)


ATOC

Performance figures highlight the need for rail stability
_______________________________________________________________


related documents


February 2001 SPAD report (Railway Safety, 2001)

2001-01-22 December SPADs show decline (Railway Safety)

2000-12-22 November SPAD figures continue to show decline (Railway Safety)

2000-11-17 October SPAD figures show successive 15-month decline (Railway Safety)


_______________________________________________________________


date
13 December 2001
source ATOC
type Press release



Commenting on the On Track report published by the Strategic Rail Authority, which covers the six month period to 13 October 2001, ATOC Director General, George Muir said:

"Given stability, the industry is fully capable of sorting out the current problems and getting performance back. We have done it in the past and we can do it again. Railway workers are professional people and will get the job done.

"Six points arising from the latest information;

1. Over the summer, punctuality was down because of temporary speed restrictions, but four out of five trains were running on time.

2. Every Autumn, punctuality falls by about ten percentage points, which is what is happening this Autumn.

A lot of new measures, such are sanders and more vegetation management, are being implemented to improve Autumn performance. These will be effective when they are bedded down. Performance this Autumn is not worse than last Autumn.

3. The latest evidence is that safety is being maintained. Safety precursors, such things as SPADs and broken rails, are down this year. This is a testament to the professionalism of all railway workers.

4. I do not accept the argument about morale. Of course Railtrack needs a strong permanent management team but railway workers are proud and professional people and will get the job done.

5. Passenger satisfaction over the summer was not lower than in the previous year, despite the difficulties. Indeed, satisfaction with information provision is slightly up.

6. Fares for season tickets and other controlled tickets around London will fall on average next year by 1.4%."

- ENDS -

For more information: ATOC press office 020 7904 3010


Railhub Archive ::: 2001-12-13 ATO-001





Thursday
22




Not logged on
Visitor










168 stories



4 documents





3 documents



5 documents