The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

NR admits too many trains late


Network Rail has admitted that not enough trains are running on time as it faces a reported record £70 million fine for poor punctualit­y.

The Sunday Telegraph reported it will tell the Office of Rail Regulation today 89.9% of trains arrived at their destinatio­ns on time.

The benchmark target for Network Rail is 92.5%, and ORR fines it for every 0.1% it misses by.

Network Rail said excessive congestion and bad weather had offset improvemen­ts made to rail infrastruc­ture.

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