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Are First Great Western improving?

The latest analysis of data from the Commuter Blog on this website suggests that First Great Western’s performance on the Cotswold Line has improved slightly in recent times. The figures for January 2008 are as follows:

No. of trains surveyed 224
% of all Cotswold Line trains surveyed 32.8
No. of trains cancelled 8
% of trains cancelled 3.6
No. of trains on time 62
% of trains on time 28.7
No. of trains running late* 154
% of trains running late 71.3
Average delay (minutes) 9.1

  • Defined as more than 1 minute behind schedule.

    The average delay to the services reported is the best since last September and the percentage of trains running on time is the best since this blog began last February. The percentage of trains cancelled has improved from 12.4% in December. The percentage of all Cotswold Line trains surveyed is the highest since the blog began, so congratulations to everyone who has taken the trouble to record their travel experiences. On the whole though, the figures are still nothing to write home about, with over 70% of all reported trains running at least 1 minute behind schedule. Let’s see if this (perceived) improvement in performance is sustained in the months to come.

    Derek Collett · Wed 13 Feb 2008, 10:57 · Link


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