Thameslink Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Mohammad Yasin Mohammad Yasin Labour, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide the (a) punctuality and (b) reliability data for the Thameslink service between Bedford and London stations for each month of 2019 to date.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department holds performance data on a rail period (13 four-week periods per year) basis, rather than according to calendar months.

For punctuality we hold the data as the Public Performance Measure (PPM), the percentage of trains arriving at their destination within five minutes of schedule. For reliability we hold the data as Cancellations and Significant Lateness, the percentage of services that are cancelled or delayed by more than thirty minutes.

The periodic results for the Thameslink route between Bedford and London, covering all days of the week in both directions, are contained in the table below. This does include the vast majority of services that passengers from Bedford would use, except for a small number of services which stop at all stations south of St Albans, which are counted in a separate ‘metro’ category. As this is data for the entire service group, it will include some trains that did not run the full length of the route.




9 December 2018 – 5 January 2019



6 January 2019 – 2 February 2019



3 February 2019 – 2 March 2019



3 March 2019 – 31 March 2019



1 April 2019 – 27 April 2019



28 April 2019 – 25 May 2019



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