Abellio responds to franchise axe with punctuality gains
Sign of the times: more trains hitting targets (pic: Terry Murden)
ScotRail operator Abellio has again responded to criticism of its performance by announcing its highest level of punctuality since June 2018.
New figures for 8 December – 4 January show that 86.7% of trains were on time – up 2.5% on the same period last year.
The average is now 88.5% – the highest it has been for 19 months.
Punctuality has also improved for the third consecutive period – a traditionally difficult time of year.
The Scottish government is exercising a break clause allowing for the contract to be terminated three years early. in March 2022 after Abellio failed to hit a series of targets.