The rail company that runs trains in south Essex between Southend and London has topped the latest rail punctuality league tables.
National Express which c2c says 96.7% of trains arrived on time in 2013/14, nearly 7% above the UK average
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We’re delighted to have finished on top of the rail industry’s league table for the third year running. We’re now aiming to run even more trains on time for our customers.”
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It's a new year, and a new blow for rail users, as passengers are met with the latest round of price increases.
Campaigners gathered at stations across our region this morning, to protest over an average 3.1 % rise in fares.
Train companies retain an average of just 3p from every pound paid for rail tickets, with the vast majority of revenue going on maintenance, staff costs and investment in the rail network, according to figures released by the industry association the Rail Delivery Group:
At least ten railway stations across the East of England are set to see protests this morning against the latest round of national rail fare increases. Organised by the Green Party the protests are against a average 3.1 per cent rise in fares
The Stop Stansted Expansion group say that they are "relieved" that Stansted Airport has not been shortlisted as a potential site for expansion in today's Airports Commission interim report.
"We are obviously greatly relieved that Stansted is not on the shortlist.
The environmental consequences of even one extra runway would have been catastrophic and the fact is that there has never been a viable business case for any extra runways at Stansted.
The airport currently operates at less than half of its potential capacity.
We must now show solidarity with the communities around Heathrow and Gatwick and support their efforts in resisting the threat that they now face."
Stansted Airport has not been earmarked for expansion in a report released a few moments ago.
The shortlist of airport expansion options has been drawn up by a government-appointed commission.
It has instead recommended the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Plans for a six hundred million pound rail improvement scheme that would speed up journey times to Stansted Airport will be discussed today.
The airport is holding its annual Transport Forum. Delegates will be hearing from the London First group which is calling for train links with the airport to be upgraded.