Skip to main content

Railways: Standards

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 202038, tabled on 13 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of trains that are (a) delayed, (b) cancelled and (c) subject to incomplete journeys.

Answered on

18 December 2018

Analysis is undertaken by industry with Network Rail being responsible for rail performance. Franchised operators have benchmarks for delays (Delay Minutes), cancellations and part cancellations (combined as Cancellations) within the Franchise Agreement. Franchised operators provide industry period (4-weekly) results to the Department against the FA benchmarks that set Moving Annual Average targets (13 rolling periods), these are monitored by the Department.