‘Slash £1bn annual cost of delays by better management of incidents'
By Robert Jack
Almost 800,000 incidents caused 14 million minutes of delay to rail journeys in 2006-07, costing a minimum of £1bn in terms of time lost to passengers, according to a report released today by the National Audit Office.
In 2006-07, Network Rail infrastructure faults such as problems with the track and signal failure accounted for 42% of total delay minutes, train operators caused 38% and external events such as weather conditions or vandalism, 20%. The NAO found that, while Network Rail...