Severe weather and new timetable disruption have led to the worst punctuality on Britain's railways for 12 years, new figures show. Fourteen percent of trains missed the industry measure of punctuality in the 12 months to August, according to the railways watchdog. It is the highest level of delays since 2006, when 14.2% of trains were late. The body representing the rail industry said it was 'investing billions' but it was time for 'root and branch reform'. The figures, published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), come after a series of major issues hit the rail network during the past 12 months.
Nearly one in seven trains missed the punctuality target in the 12 months to August, figures show.