ScotRail train breaks down at Edinburgh Park as punctuality slumps

ScotRail's punctuality over the last month was its worst for August/September since Abellio took over the franchise in 2015, figures revealed today.

ScotRail's underlying punctuality is now more than 5 percentage points adrift. Picture: JPIMedia
ScotRail's underlying punctuality is now more than 5 percentage points adrift. Picture: JPIMedia

It came as a ScotRail train broke down at Edinburgh Park, causing major disruption.

A total of 26 trains were cancelled and 14 others delayed by up to 1 hour 40 minutes on routes between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dunblane.

The latest figures showed a total of 89.6 per cent of trains arrived on time (measured as within five minutes of schedule) in the four weeks to last Saturday.

That was 2 percentage points down on the same period last year - the standard industry comparison - and also lower than in the three years before that.

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