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More trains on time says ORR

Nearly 90% of trains ran on time last year, according to the newly published figures from the Office of the Rail Regulator.
Its National Rail Trends yearbook, covering the period April 2006 to March 2007, shows that 88.1% of trains ran on time - a 1.7% improvement on the same period in 2005-06 and the biggest improvement since 1999-2000.Meanwhile, 22.5bn net tonne kilometres of freight was moved by rail in 2006-07, a 4.0% increase since 2005-06.On the downside, the percentage of passengers satisfied with their journey was down by 2% to 79%. And rail fares increased 6.8% between January 2006 and January 2007.

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