Number of delayed/cancelled trains between Edinburgh and Perth: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00022
Date received: 28 December 2017
Date responded: 23 January 2018

Information requested

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2002), I wish to acquire the following information:

  • A breakdown of the number of delayed or cancelled trains between Edinburgh and Perth in 2017

  • Times and dates of these incidents

  • Reasons for the delays or cancellations


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.

Performance in the railway system in Great Britain is measured using the Public-Performance Measure (PPM), which counts all trains planned to run, which run and arrive within five minutes of their scheduled arrival time.

The lateness of ScotRail services is measured using the industry standard of the Public-Performance-Measure (PPM). In the year to early-December 2017 (period 9), 90.5 percent of trains arrived at Perth within the 5 minutes allowed under the PPM measure. More information on ScotRail's performance can be found at this weblink:

ScotRail provides Transport Scotland with performance information by Sector Group and these are monitored against the specified benchmarks contained in the Franchise Agreement. The information is not provided for each individual service.

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