National Rail travel bulletin26/09/2012
The vast majority of trains are running as normal today despite the bad weather.
In the last two hours 90% of trains were on time across the rail network, and there are currently only eight services delayed by 30 minutes or more.
A spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies said: “Most passengers travelling by train today have experienced no problems whatsoever, but where there have been delays or cancellations we apologise if your journey did not go to plan.”
Robin Gisby, managing director of network operations at Network Rail, said: “While the majority of the rail network is unaffected by the severe weather, flooding is causing delays and disruption to some journeys in the north of England. As the weather passes, our engineers are working to get these lines running normally as quickly as possible and restore high levels of service.
“A small number of lines remain closed owing to the severity of the flooding. We are working with train operators to divert services around the affected areas where we can and alternative transport is also being provided to help people on their journeys.”
To get the latest real-time rail travel information, passengers should use the National Rail Enquiries (NRE) service, paid for and run by train companies, which they can access on the move. Passengers can:
• Download the free NRE apps foriPhone and Android smartphones, giving instant access to real time running information, journey planning and information on any disruption.
• Visit the nationalrail.co.uk website to access live train departures boards and journey planners and to search for local operators’ trains.
• Follow NRE on Twitter or their train company here.
• ‘Like’ NRE’s dedicated Facebook page.
• Call NRE’s automated TrainTracker service on 0871 200 49 50.
Notes to Editors
Train performance is determined by a measurement called PPM (Public Performance Measure). It combines figures for punctuality and reliability into a single performance measure. PPM is the percentage of trains on time compared to the total number of trains planned.
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