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S5W-06435: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 20 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government Government whether it will provide public performance measure and other key figures for train delays and cancellations on the Milngavie to Westerton and Dalmuir route, for the last year.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 February 2017

The trains which run to Milngavie and Westerton, as well as Dalmuir, also run to Balloch and Helensburgh Central in the west of their route. At the other end of their routes, they serve Springburn, Cumbernauld, Airdrie and Edinburgh. The service is collectively designated as the ‘North Electrics’ route.

Since the start of the current financial year, that is, from 1 April 2016-7 January 2017, about 85.6 percent of the ‘North Electrics’ trains met the ‘public performance measure’ (that is, arrivals within five minutes of the timetabled time, excluding trains which failed to stop at any point in the journey at which they should have stopped). This can be compared with PPM over the same period for the franchise as a whole, sitting at about 89.7 percent.

Transport Scotland does not hold data on delays and cancellations for the specific routes and trains in the question itself. The trains referenced in this query run within the Suburban West sector, and the number of gross cancellations and part-cancellations on this sector over the current financial year has been as follows:

Number of cancellations: (full) (part)

Cancellations 3,951 4,120 To 10 Dec 2016 – most

up-to-date data held

This is 8,071 full- and part-cancellations in total, or 2.2 percent of the 367,223 trains planned to run in the Suburban West sector during this time.

[Data as-reported by ScotRail to Transport Scotland]