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Dismal performance from Yorkshire rail operators January 29, 2019

Grand Central was the region's best performer but slipped from joint-first to second place nationally for overall journey satisfactionTransport Focus has just published its National Rail Passenger Survey for Autumn 2018 and it shows a dismal performance from the Yorkshire region's rail operators at the same time as a 10-year low in passenger satisfaction nationally.

Northern by Arriva had a worse performance than in all the last three twice-yearly surveys in every one of the six main measures: Overall satisfaction, Value for money, Punctuality/reliability, Crowding satisfaction, Station satisfaction and Delays satisfaction.

TransPennine Express, which last time came very close to having a clean sheet of improvements and no areas of decline, also slipped in every one of the six main measures this time.

East Midlands Trains maintained the same 85% score as last time on station satisfaction, but also fell in its satisfaction rating in the other five areas.

The greatest glimmer of improvement in the region came from Grand Central with its better score for value for money and how well the company deals with delays. Although Grand Central had a 1% slip in its overall satisfaction score, at 94% it was the second-best nationally after Heathrow Express with which it had tied for first place last time.

The only other noticeable positive in the region was Hull Trains' higher station score at 91%, although the company saw a fall in value for money and delays scores.

We've updated our Rail travel page to show each Yorkshire train operators' performance for Autumn 2018 in the Transport Focus survey.

Find out more about  Transport Focus at its website.


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