'Most punctual' trains

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Chiltern Railways and Cross Country have been named as two of the most punctual train operators in the country at the Golden Whistle Awards 2014.

Chiltern won a gold award for having the most trains which departed on time while Cross Country also won a Golden Whistle for having the most trains arrive within the time frames required by the Institution of Railway Operators.

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8:43am Tue 4 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Chiltern I can believe...

Cross Country?
Chiltern I can believe... Cross Country? Andrew:Oxford

12:20pm Tue 4 Feb 14

King Joke says...

Spot on, Andrew. I think the mention of Cross Country is a misprint.

THere is a reason Chiltern are punctual. The ludicrous regulating regime on our fragmented railway means a Chiltern stopper will be pathed in front of a late-running non-stop XC train all the way from Birmingham to at least Dorridge, if not Leam Spa.

Under BR express trains had priority but that was too much like common sense. What price progress?
Spot on, Andrew. I think the mention of Cross Country is a misprint. THere is a reason Chiltern are punctual. The ludicrous regulating regime on our fragmented railway means a Chiltern stopper will be pathed in front of a late-running non-stop XC train all the way from Birmingham to at least Dorridge, if not Leam Spa. Under BR express trains had priority but that was too much like common sense. What price progress? King Joke

12:22pm Tue 4 Feb 14

esrever says...

"Chiltern won a gold award for having the most trains which departed on time." Which isn't the same as "Arrived on time". Nor does it mean that the service was running short i.e. less carriages than normal, meaning people are crammed in on peak time trains. For the £5k+ I pay to travel between Bicester North and Marylebone a year the service they provide is a joke!
"Chiltern won a gold award for having the most trains which departed on time." Which isn't the same as "Arrived on time". Nor does it mean that the service was running short i.e. less carriages than normal, meaning people are crammed in on peak time trains. For the £5k+ I pay to travel between Bicester North and Marylebone a year the service they provide is a joke! esrever

1:52pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Severian says...

esrever wrote:
"Chiltern won a gold award for having the most trains which departed on time." Which isn't the same as "Arrived on time". Nor does it mean that the service was running short i.e. less carriages than normal, meaning people are crammed in on peak time trains. For the £5k+ I pay to travel between Bicester North and Marylebone a year the service they provide is a joke!
Well I suggest you get a job out of London, or move closer to town.

Personally I think Chiltern do a pretty good job, and by all accounts your complaints are as nothing compared to say commuters coming up from south of London.
[quote][p][bold]esrever[/bold] wrote: "Chiltern won a gold award for having the most trains which departed on time." Which isn't the same as "Arrived on time". Nor does it mean that the service was running short i.e. less carriages than normal, meaning people are crammed in on peak time trains. For the £5k+ I pay to travel between Bicester North and Marylebone a year the service they provide is a joke![/p][/quote]Well I suggest you get a job out of London, or move closer to town. Personally I think Chiltern do a pretty good job, and by all accounts your complaints are as nothing compared to say commuters coming up from south of London. Severian

3:33pm Wed 5 Feb 14

King Joke says...

PS £5k pa for 25k miles is a pittance compared with what walk-on passengers pay per mile.
PS £5k pa for 25k miles is a pittance compared with what walk-on passengers pay per mile. King Joke

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