Anger at rail delay figures

Paul Nettleton: Chairman of the Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association

Paul Nettleton: Chairman of the Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association

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A Fylde coast transport campaigner says there is an “unacceptable” lack of punctuality on the nation’s railways after new figures were released by the industry regulator.

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) says Network Rail fell “significantly short” of its 92 per cent punctuality target for long-distance passenger services in 2013/14, with a figure of 89.6 per cent.

Reacting to the findings Paul Nettleton, chairman of the Blackpool and Fylde Rail Users Association, said: “It’s important that Network Rail provide an efficient and reliable service, and we’re not getting that.

 

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