It’s as you were for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro with the latest performance figures now released showing that 83% of trains arrived on time on the four weeks until 31st March 2019.
This is the exact same percentage as seen in the previous four weeks and is a small one percent higher than the same period in 2018. As always a train in considered on time if it is within three minutes later or 30 second earlier than timetabled.
During this period there were two major issues – in addition to all the small driver shortage, train failure problems regularly seen – which affected performance. The first was on 4th March and was in connection with the bridge replacement works overrunning at Cullercoats as we reported at the time whilst on 8th March a train power circuit fault caused delays. For this second issue Nexus say that they are spending £1.3m more on train maintenance to try and reduce failures.