Report makes grim reading for local rail users
West still the least punctual whilst Silverlink's North London
Line is the most crowded
suffering users of South West Trains continue to get the least
punctual service in London according to new figures released
today by the Strategic Rail Authority. Passengers on the North
London Line operated by Silverlink do get more trains running
on time but the report reveals that this is the most over
crowded line on London's most overcrowded network.
West Trains do manage to do slightly better than one other
operator at peak times but across the whole day only 72% of
trains are arriving within 5 minutes of their schedule.
report also reveals that Silverlink has become the most crowded
commuter network in London operating at 7% over capacity against
the SRA's recommended threshold of 3% South West Trains operates
at 2.7% over capacity.
high crowding levels recorded by Silverlink reflect the increasing
usage of the North London Line between North Woolwich and
Richmond, and the difficulties in providing an enhanced service
on this route. Passenger numbers have grown by over 50% in
the last six years. The over capacity operation on this line
alone reached 20%. Since these figures were recorded additional
peak services, funded by the SRA, have commenced.