Best-Ever AM Peak OTP
98.35% Is Best On-Time Morning Peak Performance in 30 Years
The MTA Long Island Rail Road continues its exemplary on-time performance record with the best ever AM peak month since modern on-time record keeping began in 1979. The 98.35% morning peak on-time average for April was almost one percent higher than the previous record high (97.41% set in May and July of 2005). The overall April monthly on-time of 95.97% was the second best since 1979.
Last year the LIRR achieved its best overall on-time-performance (OTP) ever, at 94.07%. The previous best annual overall OTP was 94.04% in 2002. The 2007 record was achieved while operating almost five percent more trains (244,565) annually than in 2002 (233,301). Annual AM peak and Off-Peak on-time-performance reached 94.28% and 94.64%, respectively, in 2007, both records. Highest ever OTP records were also achieved for January 2008 with 96.55% (overall), 96.38% (PM peak) and 97.19% (off-peak).
“This latest On-Time Performance record proves, once again, that LIRR employees are committed to providing the best customer service in the country,” said LIRR President Helena Williams. “The LIRR is already the largest commuter rail road in North America and we strive every day to be the best as well. I congratulate our employees for their effort.”Rounding out the first four months of the year (through April 30), an overall on-time-performance of 95.54% was achieved.
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