Southeastern's punctuality figures get cross-examined

The BBC reports that Sheffield University will scrutinise Southeastern's punctuality figures for 2010, which came in a fraction over the threshold at which the company would have to offer season ticket holders a discount.

Southeastern reported punctuality figures of a woeful 82.04%, 0.04% above the penalty level. The score takes in to account the performance of the under-used and brand-new high speed rail service they operate, which Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark says is inappropriate in any case, since it distorts the true picture for most commuters.