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Performance results

Alongside Network Rail, we regularly set new goals to make sure we’re delivering an excellent service.

Performance results

Alongside Network Rail, we regularly set new goals to make sure we’re delivering a service that we can be proud of. Every year, we report on our progress to provide you with information on our performance and achievements.

Punctuality is hugely important to us because we know how frustrating  delays and cancellations can be. 

We monitor how punctual our services are by using the Public Performance Measure (PPM). PPM is measured by the percentage of trains we run on time against our planned timetable. For this purpose, only trains that run their entire planned route and arrive within five minutes of their planned arrival time are considered on time.

We publish reports on our punctuality online as well as on station posters at the end of each rail period. 

Period 10: 9 December 2018 to 5 January 2019 

Overall performance

  • Performance on average this period: 86.8% 
  • Performance on average over the last year: 87.9% 

Train punctuality targets 

Together with Network Rail, we set ourselves punctuality targets to help us monitor our performance and identify what improvements we need to make. 

Targets are set according to seasons and lines of route. This helps to account for major infrastructure improvement works, such as the Thameslink Programme, and external factors like poor weather.

Our most recent train punctuality performance:

Period targets 

 

22 Jul - 18 Aug 
P5 (2018) 
 

19 Aug - 15 Sep 
P6 (2018) 
 
16 Sep - 13 Oct 
P7 (2018) 
14 Oct - 10 Nov 
P8 (2018) 
11 Nov - 8 Dec 
P9 (2018) 
9 Dec - 5 Jan 
P10 (2019) 
Overall period PPM  92.4%  92.4%  92.4%  84%  84%  88.4%
London to Hastings via Tunbridge Wells  89.7%
 89.3%
 89.7%  81.6%  81.60%
 85.8% 
London to Ramsgate and Dover via Ashford  89.3%  88.8%  89.3%  81.2%
 81.3%
 85.5%
London to Ramsgate and Dover via Faversham
 91.3%
 91.3%
 91.3%
 83%
 83%
 87.3%
London to Ashford via Maidstone East  89.8%
 89.8%
 89.8%
 81.6%
 81.7%
 85.9%
Sittingbourne to Sheerness  97.4%
 97.4%
 97.4%
 88.6%
 88.6%
 93.2%
Strood to Tonbridge via Maidstone West  96.2%
 96.2%
 96.2%
 87.5%
 87.6%
 92.1%
High speed services to St Pancras International  91.3%
 91.3%
 91.3%
 83%
 83%
 87.30%
London to Dartford via Bexleyheath  90.7%
 90.7%
 90.7%
 82.5%
 82.5%
 86.8%
London to Orpington via Bromley South  91.9%
 91.9%
 91.9%
 83.6%
 83.6%
 87.9%
London to Hayes  92.8%
 92.8%
 92.8%
 84.4%
 84.4%
 88.8%
London to Orpington and Sevenoaks via Grove Park  96.1%
 96.1%
 96.1%
 87.4%
 87.4%
 91.90%
London to Dartford via Sidcup  91.4%
 91.4%
 91.4%
 83.1%
 83.1%
 87.4% 
London to Dartford and Gillingham via Charlton & Lewisham  91.3%
 91.3%
 91.3%
 83%
 83.1%
 87.4%
London to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal  91.4%  91.4%  91.4%  83.1%  83.1%  87.4%

Train punctuality results

Our train punctuality performance results for the last six months are set out below. 

Period results (this period) 22 Jul - 18 Aug
P5 (2018)
  
19 Aug - 15 Sep 
P6 (2018) 
 
16 Sep - 13 Oct 
P7 (2018) 
14 Oct - 10 Nov 
P8 (2018) 
11 Nov - 8 Dec 
P9 (2018) 
9 Dec - 5 Jan 
P10 (2019) 
Southeastern Overall period PPM
 90.8%  92.8% 
 91.1%
 87.6%
 82.3%  86.8%
London to Hastings via Tunbridge Wells
 82.7%  88.9%
 86.8%
 84.4%
 76.8%
 82.4%
London to Ramsgate and Dover via Faversham  89.3%  91.8%
 90.8%
 83.0%
 77.6%
 85.9%
London to Ramsgate and Dover via Ashford
 90.0%  91.3%
 89.2%
 85.1%
 75.7%
 80.2%

London to Ashford via Maidstone East

 92.1%  93.6%
 88.9%
 85.8%
 80.6%
 86.2%
Sittingbourne to Sheerness
 96.7%  92.2%
 97.5%
 95.5%
 89.9%
 93.8%
Strood to Tonbridge via Maidstone West
 94.4%  97.5%
 94.6%
 89.8%
 84.2%
 93.0%
High speed services to St Pancras International  89.5%  91.9%
 90.3%
 87.0%
 81.6%
 80.5%
London to Dartford via Bexleyheath
 90.3%  92.9%
 90.8%
 86.5%
 82.9%
 87.5%
London to Orpington via Bromley South
 91.8%  94.3%
 93.0%
 88.3%
 85.7%
 90.5%
London to Hayes
 90.7%  93.0%
 93.2%
 89.8%
 81.0%
 88.6%
London to Orpington and Sevenoaks via Grove Park
 92.4%  94.3%
 91.8%
 90.9%
 85.9%
 88.5%
London to Dartford via Sidcup
 89.2%  91.5%
 89.3%
 85.2%
 80.1%
 84.9%
London to Dartford and Gillingham via Charlton & Lewisham  90.8%  92.9%  92.7%
 87.9%
 84.7%
 86.8%
London to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal
 92.3%  94.7%  91.7%  90.6%  88.3%  91.6%

*Network Rail's performance statistics are available at networkrail.co.uk/performance.


Improving performance on Southeastern

We’re dedicated to providing you with the most reliable rail service possible. Our Joint Performance Strategy, published by Southeastern and Network Rail, demonstrates this commitment to improving the reliability of our network for passengers.

Want to know more about what we’re doing to improve?

Download our Joint Performance Strategy


National Rail Passenger Survey

We always take customer feedback into account and use it for the continuous improvement of our services. To see what our customers are saying about us, download the latest National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) report


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