Rail services to the far north are by far the worst performing in Scotland, shocking new punctuality figures show. Only 64.2% of trains arrived at Wick station within five minutes of their scheduled time the lowest rate across the country. And just 38.1% of services were within one minute of their booked arrival time, the fourth worst performance in that category for the 12 months to the end of April. Highland transport chiefs said that a series of 14 cancellations last month had a severe impact on the figures for the service to Wick. Four of the worst six performing stations against the five minute target were all on the Far North Line, with Wick on 64.2%, Tain achieving it 77.1% of the time, Inverness in 78.6% of cases, and Invergordon on 79.3%. The national average was 90.03%, according to new monthly annual average statistics from ScotRail. The route between Inverness and Caithness has been beset with problems in recent years, prompting the Scottish Government to establish the Far North Line Review Group last year.
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Rail services to the far north are by far the worst performing in Scotland, shocking new punctuality figures show.