National 'trains-on-time' figures have shown First TransPennine Express to the be poorest-performing company - with 87.8 per cent of its trains being punctual. It's been attributed to "a short- term lack of available train crew compounded by a signalling fault at Selby".
The nationwide figure is 92.1% in the period from September 15 to October 12, according to Network Rail. This compared with a figure of 92.3% in the same period last year.
The figures come as season ticket holders prepare for average annual fare rises of 4.1% in January, with some fares possibly going up by as much as 6.1% even taking into account the Government's recent fares cap announcement.