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ORR reveals latest figures on passenger rail performance

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its latest statistics on passenger rail performance.

The rail regulator’s stats show performance worsened in January to March 2022, but punctuality was still better than before the pandemic.

In the three months, of the 1.64 million trains planned, 72.4% arrived on time, 89.1% arrived within 5 to 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time and 3.9% of trains were cancelled.


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Punctuality figures from ORR
Punctuality improvement by operator

Over half (51.2%) of cancellations were attributed to train operators and around a third (16.6%) were the fault of track or signalling issues.

ORR’s stats also show that in the year to March 2022 (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022), 73% of trains arrived on time and 89% within 5 to 10 minutes. This was down 6.7pp compared with the previous year ending March 2021, but up 8.2pp compared with the year ending March 2020.

Cancellations scores

During the year, there were 6.69 million trains planned in Great Britain, which was up 9.6% compared with the previous year ending March 2021 and down 14.1% compared with the year ending March 2020.

ORR’s full report can be found on its Data Portal.

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