‘Shambolic’ Portsmouth rail network branded ‘region’s worst’ in study – The News

An investigation by railway expert Sir Michael Holden has shown disruptions on routes to and from the city have spiralled to their worst level in seven years.

Portsmouth’s problems are so severe its network has been branded the worst in the region.

Figures from Sir Michael’s analysis, seen exclusively by The News, have shown almost a quarter of all trains fail to arrive at their destination within five minutes of their scheduled time.

And more than half of all services terminating from Portsmouth lines (53 per cent) were late.

The news has sparked an outcry from politicians and campaigners who were last night demanding action from network operator South Western Railway (SWR).

Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth South MP, said railway bosses were failing thousands of commuters in the city. ‘Shambolic’ Portsmouth rail network branded ‘region’s worst’ in study – The News

 

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