Metro performance up

The latest poster for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently been put up at station across the network and it shows an increase in performance both from the previous four weeks and also the same period last year.

According to the poster in the period between 16th August and 12th September 88% of trains were considered to be on time (for the Tyne and Wear Metro that means within 3 minutes late or 30 second early). This is in comparison to 84% in the previous four weeks and 85% at the same time in 2019.

The poster remains in its revised layout which means that there is no mention of any particular incident which affected the service. That space is replaced by reassurance of all the steps that are being taken on the network to make it a Covid secure environment.

With leaf fall season now upon us it will be interesting to see how that affects the Metro, even with fewer passenger travelling there are bound to be additional delays caused by the railhead adhesion issues.

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