asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will separate statistics on intercity train services operated by First Great Western from the local and suburban services operated by that company in the public performance measure so that direct comparisons can be made with other intercity operators.
Nationally, performance data are published at a franchise level and not broken down in a more disaggregated level as it is at this level that the train operating companies are monitored. In February 2007 (the latest data available) First Great Western's performance was 83.4 per cent (measured in the moving annual average of the public performance measure). I am not aware of any plans by Network Rail to change the method by which it records train operating companies' performance.