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Percentage of peak time trains via Falkirk High on time: FOI release

Published: 13 Feb 2019

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

Published:
13 Feb 2019
Percentage of peak time trains via Falkirk High on time: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00378
Date received: 6 Feb 2019
Date responded: 12 Feb 2019
Information requested

 

You requested, as follows:

I make a daily commute from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk high and back. Unfortunately this service is often delayed or cancelled. 

Please confirm precisely what percentage of the scheduled morning and evening peak time trains (either way) on the Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley (via Falkirk High) line have left and arrived on time in the last 6 months.

 

Response

 

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. This is provided within Annex A to this letter. 

However, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the remaining information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in Annex B to this letter.

 

ANNEX A 

REQUESTED INFORMATION – information held in part

Please confirm precisely what percentage of the scheduled morning and evening peak time trains (either way) on the Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley (via Falkirk High) line have left and arrived on time in the last 6 months.

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. More information on ScotRail’s performance can be found at this weblink:

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/performance-and-reliability

Data are provided to Transport Scotland by operating sector on the total number of trains meeting the PPM target in each four-week period (that is, arriving within five minutes of the timetabled arrival time at the final destination). Over the last six months, overall PPM on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Line has been as follows: 

 

Period            From              To                         PPM, E&G operating sector

5                      22/07/2018    18/08/2018          87.8%

6                      19/08/2018    15/09/2018          90.2%

7                      16/09/2018    13/10/2018          86.6%

8                      14/10/2018    10/11/2018          81.0%

9                      11/11/2018    08/12/2018          77.5%

10                    09/12/2018    05/01/2019          78.3%

11                    06/01/2019    02/02/2019          87.0%

 

ANNEX B

 REQUESTED INFORMATION – data not held 

Transport Scotland does not hold the data you have asked for with respect to peak on-time departures and peak on-time arrivals, because the franchise does not obligate ScotRail to provide information at this level.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. 

 

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