Eurostar sets a new punctuality record!
17 Jan 2005
Eurostar, the high speed passenger train service that links the UK with France and Belgium recorded the best punctuality performance in its history last week.
97.58% of scheduled trains arrived on time or early between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th January 2005. On three days during the week 100% punctuality was reached.
The record punctuality figure contrasts with the much lower punctuality rates for airline competitors operating on the London / Paris / Brussels routes – Civil Aviation Authority data shows average punctuality for the airlines on these routes was 63% for November 2004.
Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in September 2003, over 22,400 Eurostar trains have run. Punctuality in 2004 was 89.2%, up 10.9 points on the same period last year (78.3%) and the best-ever annual punctuality figure recorded by Eurostar.
Paul Charles, Director of Communications, Eurostar, commented: "Eurostar's new punctuality record is an outstanding achievement. It reflects our determination to be the best performing short-haul carrier. Business and leisure travellers need to rely on carriers like Eurostar to get them to their destination on time."
Eurostar's 2004 results saw a 15% increase in passenger numbers on the previous year with 7.27 million passengers travelling.
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