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Rail News: Passenger Rail
MTA logs on-time performance improvements
New York City Transit's subway on-time performance in April reached nearly 80 percent, its highest level since October 2013, according to an MTA press release.
Major incidents on the subway system also decreased by 32 percent and weekday delays decreased by 35 percent from April 2018.
Meanwhile, LIRR logged a 95 percent on-time performance in April.
LIRR’s on-time performance is four percentage points above this time last year, translating to 1,645 more on-time trains operating in the first four months of 2019 compared with 2018's level.
LIRR also reduced the number of trains operated with fewer cars than normal by 21 percent. The falling number is an indication of increased mechanical reliability of the fleet, MTA officials said.
Metro-North Railroad’s on-time performance in April was 95 percent, compared with 91 percent at the same time last year.
The number of trains the railroad had to cancel or terminate mid-run has been reduced by 74 percent this year, and the railroad has also reduced the number of trains delayed more than 15 minutes by 50 percent.
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