One in three trains delayed: despite rail firm claims

Sarah Coles
Derby train in snow
Derby train in snow

If you believe the train companies, they are veritable experts at arriving on time. Their records show that nine out of ten trains arrive when they say they will. However, new official figures out today show just how far from reality this figure is.

In fact one in three of all trains are delayed - and on some lines half of all trains are late. So why do these figures differ so drastically?