SCOTRAIL has reported that train punctuality has reached its highest level for almost three years.

Latest figures show 92.3% of services met the rail industry standard public performance measure (PPM) during the month of March – the highest PPM for a single period since August 2017.

It means the PPM MAA (Moving Annual Average), a key performance target for the Scottish Government, has returned to 88.5% – increasing from 88.2%

ScotRail said there had a been a considerable improvement throughout the country, with Intercity services 10.7% better than the same period during last year.

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It said the figures were achieved despite two timetable revisions and alterations to critical services for NHS staff and other key workers.

Scotland’s Railway managing director Alex Hynes said: “During this unprecedented time, Scotland’s Railway is delivering an absolutely critical service to keep the key workers moving across the country.

“Our own people are part of that key worker group, and I am delighted their hard work and commitment is delivering a high level of punctuality and getting people to where they need to be.

“The railway has a vital role to play in the coming weeks and months as we keep key workers moving and ensure that freight services move essential supplies throughout Scotland.”

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