ONE out of three trains in Scotland is failing to run on time, according to the latest method for calculating punctuality.
First ScotRail managed to get only 59.7 per cent of its trains to run on time while CrossCountry, whose cross-Border services include stops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has achieved a punctuality rate of only 48.8 per cent in the past year.
The figures which relate to the 12 months ending December 8, are contained in information released by Network Rail as part of “right-time” data on punctuality.
Trains are considered late if they arrive more than 59 seconds after the timetabled slot.
Virgin Trains ran only 54.1 per cent of trains on time.
A ScotRail spokesman said: “We always aim to operate our trains on time – we are financially penalised for every minute we are late.”