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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions

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



Department of Transport, Local Government & the Regions

EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR USE ON CLUB TAPES UNTIL 00.01 ON 18 MARCH 2002 106

17 March 2002

BYERS PUBLISHES LATEST RAIL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Rail performance figures for autumn 2001(October-December 2001) were published today by Transport Secretary Stephen Byers as part of his drive to give passengers a clearer picture about rail performance. For the first time the figures include the average age of rolling stock as an indicator of quality.

Mr Byers said: It is clear that performance last autumn simply wasn't good enough. These figures paint a grim picture of delays and poor performance. It is vital that the railway industry working with the Government acts with determination to drive up punctuality and improve reliability. The steps I have taken have been strongly criticised by some. But I strongly believe that simply tinkering around at the edges would not bring the long term improvements to our railways, which we so badly need. I am confident that because of the tough and difficult decisions I have taken we shall see a real improvement in our railway system.

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 all the indicators is 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. This information will be included in each published scorecard. The next scorecard will be published on 6 June 2002. Publication dates for the remainder of 2001/02 will be notified with that publication. For additional information on the Rail Performance Indicators please refer to DTLR press notice 059 (18 February 2002).

The published information includes:
Punctuality and Reliability
Performance of each Train Operating Company (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 South East peak hour services. All franchised operators are included in the tables.

Serious SPADS (Signals Passed At Danger) 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.

For ease of reference, the latest scorecard repeats the information contained in the scorecard issued on 18 February which covered the period to the end of Q3 2001/02. Average age of rolling stock

This is a new table and provides information on the average age of trains in service for long distance operators, London and the South East, Regional Operators, and for the whole network. The scorecard shows the information for the first 3 quarters of the 2001-02 financial year. Rail vehicles typically have a life span of between 30 and 35 years receiving a major refurbishment at mid life. At the end of quarter 3 2001/02 (31 December 2001) there were 1888 rail vehicles on long distance routes, 5767 on London and South East routes, and 2631 on regional routes. A total of 10286 rail vehicles. Some 600 new vehicles entered into service in 2001. Over 1000 new vehicles are expected to enter service in 2002.

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DTLR website: http://www.dtlr.gov.uk

DTLR RAIL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD
EDITION 2 PUBLISHED ON 18 MARCH 2002

PUNCTUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Quarter 3 PPM (October - December 2001)

Performance in quarter (%) Average performance 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001 inclusive (%) Baseline Average performance over the period 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001 inclusive (%)

Long Distance 68.1 66.4 64.4
London & South East (all day) 69.1 76.2 76.1
Regional & other operators 74.1 78.6 79.7
Overall 71.2 76.8 77.2
London & South East (peak hours) 60.8 72.1 72.0

PPM For Previous Quarters in 2001/02 financial year

Quarter 2 PPM (July - September 2001)

Performance in quarter (%) Average performance over the period 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2001 inclusive (%)

Long Distance 70.8 61.9
London & South East (all day) 79.2 74.2
Regional & other operators 79.7 77.8
Overall 79.0 75.3
London & South East (peak hours) 77.5 69.7

Quarter 1 PPM (April - June 2001
Performance in quarter (%) Average performance over the period 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001 inclusive (%)

Long Distance 65.8 64.4
London & South East (all day) 81.6 76.1
Regional & other operators 81.6 79.7
Overall 80.9 77.2
London & South East (peak hours) 79.4 72.0

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 measure of the percentage of scheduled services running correctly to timetable. It covers all scheduled services, seven days a week and is measured at the final destination.

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. Trains that complete their journey as planned are measured for punctuality at their final destination. 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.

Notes:
Performance in quarter (column 1) shows the percentage of trains arriving on time in the quarter. For example in Q3 this means the time from 1 October to 31 December 2001 inclusive Average performance over the past year (column 2) shows the percentage of trains arriving on time and is the rolling annual average. The Q1 PPM average (column 3) - the percentage of trains arriving on time from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001 inclusive - is the baseline. PPM figures for individual Train Operating Companies (TOCs) are set out on the DTLR website.

SAFETY

The first edition of the scorecard published on 18 February provided information on serious SPADS to the end of Q3 2001/02 but is repeated here for ease of reference. The next edition of the scorecard will include information on serious SPADS to the end of Q4 20012/02

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 (Q3) 46 45 45 - 179 2001-02 (Q2) 46 45 189 2001-02 (Q1) 46 - - - 194

QUALITY

This is the first time that information on the average age of rolling stock running on the national rail network has been published. The table below sets out the average age of the national fleet and broken down by long distance, London & the South East, and regional for the first three quarters of 2001/02. Like the PPM and SPAD measures the start point (the base line) is the average age at the end of the first quarter 2001/02 (30 June 2001).

Information on how the average ages have been calculated is set out in the explanatory text to the table on the website.

Average Age of Rolling Stock

Overall Long Distance London & South East Regional
Q3 2001/02 20.07 24.74 20.35 16.07
Q2 2001/02 20.13 25.26 20.43 15.89
Q1 2001/02 20.34 25.97 20.36 16.42

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

Overall performance Rolling annual average Rolling annual 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 Central 82.6 75.8 75.8
Connex South Eastern 86.3 76.9 76.9
Great Eastern Railway 82.8 78.0 78.0
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 Central 81.1 71.4 71.4
Connex South Eastern 85.3 72.4 72.4
Great Eastern Railway 79.2 75.3 75.3
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 Merseyside 86.8 82.9 82.9
Arriva Trains Northern 76.6 74.6 74.6
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 Trains 78.9 78.5 78.5
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 performance Rolling annual average Rolling annual 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 70.8 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 Merseyside 85.4 82.5 82.9
Arriva Trains Northern 74.4 71.7 78.5
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

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE MEASURE (PPM) 3rd QUARTER 2001/02
FOR EACH TRAIN OPERATING COMPANY (TOC)
Overall performance Rolling annual average Rolling annual average at Q1 2001/02

Quarter 3 (01/02) Quarter 3 (01/02) Quarter 1 (01/02)

Long Distance
Anglia (InterCity) 73.7 74.6 74.7
CrossCountry 58.4 52.5 47.8
GNER 69.0 69.5 67.0
Great Western 72.5 70.4 71.1
Midland Mainline 70.4 72.1 72.6
West Coast Trains 66.1 62.5 56.7
Sector Level 68.1 66.4 64.4

London and South East All Day
c2c 74.3 82.1 84.7
Chiltern Railways 90.5 86.6 78.0
Connex South Eastern 67.7 79.0 76.9
Great Eastern Railway 80.5 81.1 78.0
Silverlink 80.8 80.2 77.6
South Central¹ 67.0 75.8 75.8
South West Trains 59.7 69.6 71.3
Thames Trains 76.8 79.8 81.0
Thameslink 59.9 69.8 71.6
WAGN 65.3 74.4 76.1
Sector Level 69.1 76.2 76.1

London and South East Peak
c2c 67.7 79.9 83.2
Chiltern Railways 87.6 87.2 80.8
Connex South Eastern 59.9 75.2 72.4
Great Eastern Railway 70.4 76.5 75.3
Silverlink 74.7 73.3 67.8
South Central¹ 56.5 70.9 71.4
South West Trains 54.4 67.0 67.9
Thames Trains 72.8 78.1 78.8
Thameslink 53.9 68.2 69.7
WAGN 52.3 64.1 67.2
Sector Level 60.8 72.1 72.0

Regional & other Operators
Anglia (Locals) 83.6 85.5 86.5
Arriva Trains Merseyside 73.1 82.0 82.9
Arriva Trains Northern 71.0 73.3 74.6
Central Trains 67.3 74.1 74.6
Gatwick Express 77.6 77.3 74.0
Island Line 98.3 97.1 95.9
North Western Trains 72.6 77.5 78.5
ScotRail 78.5 82.9 85.4
Wales and Borders Trains² 78.5 - -
Wessex Trains² 73.4 - -
Sector Level 74.1 78.6 79.7

National Level 71.2 76.8 77.2

¹ South Central franchise transferred from Connex to GoVia on 26 August 200.

²Due to a change in the franchise map on 14 October Wales and West and Cardiff Railways ceased to exist. Two new operations Wales and Borders Trains and Wessex Trains started from that date



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