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Train firm's timekeeping improves
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The firm has 1,300 services a day in the Midlands
Central Trains services have recorded their best timekeeping for seven years, the company said.

Nearly 83% arrived within five minutes of their advertised times in the autumn and early winter last year, a 10% improvement on the same period in 2005.

The company said the figures, from the Office of the Rail Regulator, reveal a 16% improvement on 2004.

The firm runs more than 1,300 services a day in the Midlands with about 115,000 journeys made by passengers.

Managing director Steve Banaghan said: "A lot of work, by both our staff and our industry partner, Network Rail, has contributed to this improvement.

"Even so, we will continue to aim higher."

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