The last set of performance data for Manchester Metrolink (for the period 27th May to 23rd June) has shown that punctuality has increased on the network with reliability also on the up. True, neither were big increases but it was a good step in the right direction in trying to operate a more reliable service for passengers.
The overall punctuality was 90.6% (89.2% last period) ranging from a high of 94.7% on the Altrincham line down to 86.3% on the Eccles line. The previous periods worst performer – the Ashton line – was up to 92.6% (from 84.7%) whilst the best performer, East Didsbury, had seen a fall to 92.9%.
On the reliability front the overall figure was 99.5% of planned miles being operated (up from 99.4%. All lines had good figures on this with 99.8% on the Altrincham line down to 98.9% on the Ashton line.
During this period there were two major issues which caused problems with an overhead line fault on the Eccles line affecting services on 10th June and on the Oldham and Rochdale line a fallen tree blocked the line close to Shaw & Crompton for a time.
* The full stats – which covers each line individually – can be viewed on the TfGM website.