Network Rail faces fines after worst performance in four years

Network Rail faces fines after worst performance in four years

UK regulator gives firm three months to improve after shambolic summer

The rail regulator has told Network Rail to improve its performance or face fines after the punctuality and reliability of Britain’s train services slumped this summer.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said problems in implementing the new timetable in May, as well as extreme weather, had contributed to the worst performance since 2014, possibly breaching Network Rail’s licence conditions.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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