Scotrail outperforms services in England and Wales


Here’s the detail:

‘In the four weeks to 23 July 2017, 93.7 per cent of trains ran within the public performance measure (PPM). This compares to 91.1 per cent for the same period last year. Recent performance means the ScotRail Alliance’s moving annual average (MAA) – the annual performance standard – is now at 90.7 per cent. This performance is:

  • Ahead of the improvement plan target of 90.5 per cent.
  • 0.7 per cent higher than this time last year.
  • 1.1 per cent higher than when the performance improvement plan was first introduced.
  • Ahead of the annual performance standard of 87.9 per cent in England and Wales.’

It’s right across the board, in our NHS, our significantly lower unemployment figures, our higher level of policing, our good relations between police and minority groups, our building of affordable housing at twice the English level, our economic growth at 8 times the UK level, our booming renewable energy supply stimulated by Scottish Government grants and our progressive social policies – no tuition fees, free prescriptions, free care for the elderly, compensation for the bedroom tax. The SNP government have made this a better place to live in than Theresa May’s brutal Austerityland.


19 thoughts on “Scotrail outperforms services in England and Wales

  1. Gordoz August 7, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    But Scottish Labour tell us differently, why would that be ? Are the true details detrimental to painting Scotland as hopeless ?

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  2. John August 7, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    With these figures you really do have to ask yourself why our MSM are not reporting all these successes .Do they really hate Scotland so much , they never ever have a positive thing to say about these good news stories . Doom and gloom is the name of the game for all of them ,is it the proprietors , is it the editors , is it the journalists , or is it a combination of all three . What is in it for them , because there has to be something to make you hate a government so much .

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  3. Ludo Thierry August 7, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Hi John – Hi all – Our friend Contrary will be mightily pleased to see these newest figuures showing yet further improvement in the Scotrail stats.

    Really impressive stuff. John – you rightly place this latest batch of improving stats against the background of one service/sector after another also showing improved performances in our nascent New and Better Scotland. Amazing what can be achieved when we have a Scottish Govt which is devoting its efforts to creating supportive conditions in which commerce and Services can get on with the day job (to coin a phrase!).

    (One tiny typo noticed – I believe the most recent Scottish Growth figures were 4 times the rUK equivalent – rather than the “..8 times the UK level” described in the post – 0.8% growth in Scotland, 0.2% growth estimated for rUK).

    Thanks, Ludo

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    • Contrary August 7, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      I took note that they haven’t QUITE reached my own minimum 95% satisfaction requirement, must try harder. 😀


      • Contrary August 9, 2017 / 12:05 pm

        oooo. Cut-ting. I don’t think Kezia would ever reach my exacting standards!

        I have trouble with numbers like these, as measures of success or otherwise, it’s like statistics: it is all relative and you really have to understand the underlying premises to give real meaning to the numbers… [excuses over]

        I was lying about the 95% threshold, I really am impressed with the improving performance of Scotrail, they are constantly upping their game – mainly due to the attention of the SNP of course – and particularly when the network rail part of the business is still a reserved matter. Top class!


  4. broadbield August 7, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Good to see that in your retirement you haven’t lost your ability to read & understand. Perhaps you could do a CPD course for Labour spokespeople and journalists in our esteemed press who, as Wings has pointed out, fail to understand simple words and seemed read ‘ “Annual” and “rolling 12-month average” as “July” ‘.

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  5. John wilson August 9, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Forget the politics! Try getting a peak-time train from Glasgow Central to East Kilbride. It’s one of the busiest lines in Scotland and Scotrail cater for it by providing TWO dangerously overcrowded carriages when four or five could be filled easily. Inexcusable.


    • Contrary August 9, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      I know it won’t help you, it’s rubbish being daily crammed into a rail carriage, but apparently scotrail have bought up a ton of an older, superior, trains and carriages (you know, leg room on the seats & places to put luggage) and are pushing to get them refurbished & getting them up and running. I’m speaking from hearsay, but will try & find some proper info on it.


    • Contrary August 10, 2017 / 8:57 am

      A bit meh, on the good train news front. I can assure you that the old trains are far superior to their modern equivalent, if you get one of them.
      I find I get a good response from my SNP MSP or MP if I write to them whining about something, and yours would hopefully respond with what is happening on a specific railway line? I believe it’s a worthwhile thing to do.


      • Contrary August 9, 2017 / 10:48 pm


        The t is meant to go before the full stop to be strictly grammatically correct, dontchaknow?


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