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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Byers publishes rail performance indicators
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date
18 Feb 2002 00:00
source Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
type Press release



Transport Secretary Stephen Byers today published a quarterly set of key indicators against which progress on improving the railways could be measured, as the Government works towards delivering a better and safer rail network.

The tables published today are based on figures which have been previously published on 21 September 2001 and 13 December 2001. They are intended to provide a benchmark for future reference. The sequence starts with the first quarter (April - June) of the 2001/02 financial year as this quarter covers the general election and the appointment of Stephen Byers as Secretary of State.

The next set of new performance figures covering the period October - December 2001 will be published on 18 March. These figures will be fed into the performance indicators. After a full year, the indicators will show the change on the same quarter of the previous year.

These indicators cover:

Punctuality and reliability - surveys consistently show that this is rail passengers'' number one priority;

Safety - the number of serious cases of Signals Passed at Danger (SPADs); and

Quality - the average age of rolling stock.

Stephen Byers said:

''The Government''s 10-Year Transport Plan sets out clear targets for Rail focusing on increasing the number of passengers using the railways and on tackling overcrowding. We do not intend to introduce yet further targets, but rather to have a set of benchmarks against which progress and improvements can be judged.

''This set of indicators focuses on the issues that matter most to passengers: punctuality, reliability, safety and quality. They are part of a broader range of statistics published by the industry. I am highlighting these figures because I believe they reflect the passenger''s priorities.

''There is a long way to go before we have a railway system that meets the needs of passengers in the 21st century and there are no quick fixes. But the investment is now going in and we have the SRA''s strategic plan as a route map.

''It is important that people can judge how we are doing as we tackle the problems caused by decades of under investment and a botched privatisation. These indicators will be made available quarterly. Key performances figures for each Train Operating Company will also be published every three months. This will allow passengers to see the overall performance in their own areas.''

Using this new format, the latest available quarterly figures (covering the periods from April to June and July to September 2001) for punctuality and reliability, and also October to December for safety have been published today on the DTLR website and are attached. The indicator for quality is a new measure and figures are not yet available - but will be included in the next report.

The next report (showing punctuality and reliability for the period from October to December 2001) will be published on 18 March, alongside the SRA''s quarterly performance figures for the period.

Notes to Editors

The Government''s 10-Year Transport Plan includes the delivery of improvements in service quality, more punctual and reliable trains, modern and attractive trains and continued improvements in safety.

The reference point for performance comparison will be that at the end of June 2001 (end of quarter 1 of the 2001/02 financial year), the nearest end/start of quarter to the 2001 Election Date.

The published information will include:

Punctuality and Reliability

Performance of each TOC in the last quarter, their average performance over the past 12 months and the annual average performance at the end of quarter 1 2001/02.

The same data for overall railway performance and broken down into London & the South East, Long Distance and Regional. The same data for London & the SouthEast peak hour services.

All franchised operators are included in the tables.

Serious SPADS

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) classifies SPADs into two main categories: ''non-serious'' and ''serious'' SPADs. Non-serious SPADs are incidents with a low potential for serious consequences and generally includes all those where the trains stops within the safety overlap, built into the track after the signal to reduce the likelihood of collisions.

A ''serious SPAD'' is any SPAD that causes injury or damage as well as any that exceeds the normal 200-yard overlap distance. All SPADs with moderate or higher potential for serious consequences are classified as serious SPADs.

Performance in each quarter plus the total number of serious SPADS over the past 12 months. The report covers the period to the end of Q3 2001/02. Average age of rolling stock

The start point will be the average age at the end of quarter 1 (30 June) 2001. Data giving the average age at the end of each quarter thereafter will be published and compared to the start point. The first information for this measure will be published on 18 March.



Public Enquiries: 020 7944 3000 DTLR website: http://www.dtlr.gov.uk



DTLR RAIL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD

PUNCTUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Quarter 1 PPM (April - June 2001)



Overall Rolling Rolling performance annual annual average average (%) (%) at Q1 2001/02(%)



Long Distance 65.8 64.4 64.4

London & South East 81.6 76.1 76.1 (all day)

Regional & other operators 81.6 79.7 79.7

Overall 80.9 77.2 77.2

London & South East 79.4 72.0 72.0 (peak hours)

Quarter 2 PPM (July - September 2001)

Overall Rolling Rolling performance annual annual average average (%) (%) at Q1 2001/02 (%)



Long Distance 70.7 61.9 64.4

London & South East 79.2 74.2 76.1 (all day)

Regional & other operators 79.7 77.8 79.7

Overall 79.0 75.3 77.2

London & South East 77.5 69.7 72.0 (peak hours)

Note: PPM figures for individual Train Operating Companies (TOCs) can be accessed on the DTLR website at www.railways.dtlr.gov.uk/index.htm

SAFETY

Number of Serious Signals Passed at Danger (SPAD)



Q1(Apr-May) Q2(Jul-Sep) Q3(Oct-Dec) Q4(Jan-Mar) Rolling annual total

2001-02 (Q1) 46 - - - 194

2001-02 (Q2) 46 45 189



2001-02 (Q3) 46 45 45 - 179

QUALITY

The average age of rolling stock will be used as a measure of quality. This is a new measure and figures are not currently available. Figures going back to Quarter 1 (April-June 2001-2) will be published in the next quarterly report on 18 March.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE MEASURE (PPM) 1ST QUARTER 2001/02 FOR EACH TRAIN OPERATING COMPANY (TOC)

Overall Rolling annual Rolling annual performance average average at Q1 2001/02

Quarter 1(01/02) Quarter 1(01/02) Quarter 1(01/02)



Long Distance

Anglia (InterCity) 75.4 74.7 74.7

CrossCountry 55.1 47.8 47.8

GNER 68.4 67.0 67.0

Great Western 67.3 71.1 71.1

Midland Mainline 75.2 72.6 72.6

West Coast Trains 59.2 56.7 56.7

Sector Level 65.8 64.4 64.4

London and South East All Day

c2c 83.9 84.7 84.7

Chiltern Railways 86.8 78.0 78.0

Connex South 82.6 75.8 75.8 Central

Connex South 86.3 76.9 76.9 Eastern

Great Eastern 82.8 78.0 78.0 Railway

Silverlink 83.0 77.6 77.6

South West Trains 76.0 71.3 71.3

Thames Trains 81.9 81.0 81.0

Thameslink 76.6 71.6 71.6

WAGN 79.3 76.1 76.1

Sector Level 81.6 76.1 76.1



London and South East Peak

c2c 85.0 83.2 83.2

Chiltern Railways 88.7 80.8 80.8

Connex South 81.1 71.4 71.4 Central

Connex South 85.3 72.4 72.4 Eastern



Great Eastern 79.2 75.3 75.3 Railway

Silverlink 76.5 67.8 67.8

South West Trains 75.1 67.9 67.9

Thames Trains 81.0 78.8 78.8

Thameslink 74.8 69.7 69.7

WAGN 71.1 67.2 67.2

Sector Level 79.4 72.0 72.0



Regional & other Operators

Anglia (Locals) 88.4 86.5 86.5

Arriva Trains 86.8 82.9 82.9 Merseyside

Arriva Trains 76.6 74.6 74.6 Northern

Cardiff Railway 88.5 86.0 86.0

Central Trains 77.1 74.6 74.6

Gatwick Express 83.3 74.0 74.0

Island Line 97.6 95.9 95.9

North Western 78.9 78.5 78.5 Trains

ScotRail 86.5 85.4 85.4

Wales and West 78.3 77.1 77.1

Sector Level 81.6 79.7 79.7



National Level 80.9 77.2 77.2



PUBLIC PERFORMANCE MEASURE (PPM) 2ND QUARTER 2001/02 FOR EACH TRAIN OPERATING COMPANY (TOC)

Overall Rolling annual Rolling annual performance average average at Q1 2001/02 Quarter 2(01/02) Quarter 2(01/02) Quarter 1(01/02)

Long Distance

Anglia (InterCity) 77.9 73.1 74.7

CrossCountry 63.2 46.2 47.8

GNER 73.5 65.7 67.0

Great Western 68.9 66.9 71.1

Midland Mainline 73.5 70.4 72.6

West Coast Trains 71.6 54.8 56.7

Sector Level 70.7 61.9 64.4



London and South East All Day

c2c 79.0 82.7 84.7

Chiltern Railways 90.7 78.8 78.0

Connex South Central 79.5 74.0 75.8

Connex South Eastern 82.7 76.4 76.9

Great Eastern Railway 85.9 76.6 78.0

Silverlink 81.4 76.9 77.6

South West Trains 72.4 68.3 71.3

Thames Trains 77.4 78.0 81.0

Thameslink 74.1 68.3 71.6

WAGN 78.4 72.9 76.1

Sector Level 79.2 74.2 76.1



London and South East Peak

c2c 78.5 81.1 83.2

Chiltern Railways 89.4 80.4 80.8

Connex South Central 78.6 69.5 71.4

Connex South Eastern 82.9 72.3 72.4

Great Eastern Railway 81.3 72.6 75.3

Silverlink 75.3 66.1 67.8

South West Trains 73.8 64.9 67.9

Thames Trains 74.9 75.1 78.8

Thameslink 73.7 66.8 69.7

WAGN 69.4 62.5 67.2

Sector Level 77.5 69.7 72.0



Regional & Other Operators

Anglia (Locals) 85.5 85.6 86.5

Arriva Trains 85.4 82.5 82.9 Merseyside

Arriva Trains 74.4 71.7 78.5 Northern

Cardiff Railway 85.7 85.0 86.0

Central Trains 75.2 72.8 74.6

Gatwick Express 79.6 71.4 74.0

Island Line 94.9 96.2 95.9

North Western Trains 78.7 77.0 78.5

ScotRail 83.4 83.1 85.4

Wales and West 78.9 75.0 77.1

Sector Level 79.7 77.8 79.7





National Level 79.0 75.3 77.2

Footnotes to Punctuality & Reliability tables:

1. Public Performance Measure (PPM) is the standard SRA measure used to measure the performance of Britain''s passenger railways. It combines figures for punctuality and reliability into a single performance measure. It covers all scheduled services, seven days a week. PPM is always measured at the final destination.

2. The data provided for London & the South East peak services is a subset. Peak hour services are defined as trains scheduled to arrive at London termini 0700- 0959 Monday to Friday, and trains scheduled to depart from London termini 1600-1859 Monday to Friday.

3. The PPM measures the performance of individual trains against their planned timetable. Where a train fails to run its entire planned route calling at all timetabled stations it counts as late. Cancelled trains count as late for these purposes.

4. Trains that complete their journey as planned are measured for punctuality at their final destination. A train''s performance is generally recorded by the automated monitoring systems, which log performance using the signalling system.

5. Long distance trains count as arriving on time if they arrive within 10 minutes of their scheduled time. All other trains count as arriving on time if they arrive within 5 minutes of their scheduled time.

6. The rolling annual average is the performance over the past 12 months It avoids seasonal effects and smoothes out other random factors affecting the trend. It is calculated in exactly the same way as all other PPM figures.

7. The rolling annual average at the end of Q1 (April-June) 2001 will be published with every set of figures and provides the reference point. The average at the end of this quarter was chosen because this is the nearest end of quarter to the 2001 General Election. Footnotes to Safety table:

1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) classifies SPADs into two main categories: ''non-serious'' and ''serious'' SPADs. Non-serious SPADs are incidents with a low potential for serious consequences and generally includes all those where the trains stops within the safety overlap, built into the track after the signal to reduce the likelihood of collisions.

2. A ''serious SPAD'' is any SPAD that causes injury or damage as well as any that exceeds the normal 200-yard overlap distance. All SPADs with moderate or higher potential for serious consequences are classified as serious SPADs.

3. The rolling annual total is the total for the year up to the end of the quarter shown. For example, the total at Q1 (April-June) in 2001/02 is the total of serious SPADS in that quarter plus quarters 2, 3 and 4 in 2000/01.

4. The rolling annual average at the end of Q1 in 2001/02 will be published with every set of figures and provides the reference point. The total at the end of this quarter was chosen because this is the nearest end of quarter to the 2001 General Election.

Footnotes to Quality table:

1. The start point will be the average age of rolling stock at the end of quarter 1 (30 June) 2001. Data giving the average age at the end of each quarter thereafter will be published and compared to this reference point. The first information for this measure will be published on 18 March 2002.




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