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Figures show more trains on time

Trains in the East Midlands have improved their punctuality, according to figures released by Network Rail.

From 18 October to 14 November, East Midlands Trains were on time 90.6% of the time, which is a 7.1% increase from the previous period.

The overall punctuality for all of England was 90.2%.

Network Rail said the improvement was despite difficult conditions due to track conditions in the autumn - when leaves get on the tracks.

The results for this period traditionally fall by up to 5% as trains have to cope with bad weather and leaf fall

It was the first autumnal period on record to see trains in England maintain performance above 90% for two consecutive periods.

Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer service at Network Rail, said: "The results are encouraging and are the result of the industry investing heavily in technology and techniques to lessen the impact of autumn."

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