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Beginning on the Train is more punctual than that of the airline industry in the last year

Be sure to arrive on time is often one of the reasons, when the traveler selects a flight the before of the train. The latest figures show that the train servic

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Beginning on the Train is more punctual than that of the airline industry in the last year

Be sure to arrive on time is often one of the reasons, when the traveler selects a flight the before of the train. The latest figures show that the train service in 2019, was more punctual than the plane.

SJ, that is, with the help of the Swedish transport administration and to the Flightstats statistics are compared to the timeliness between its own high-speed, and the airlines SAS, Norwegian and four of the most popular routes Stockholm–Gothenburg, Stockholm–Malmo, Stockholm, Sundsvall, and Stockholm, sweden–Umeå, sweden.

the train is more punctual. On the route from Stockholm to Gothenburg, sweden, for example, 77 per cent of the high-speed time in in 2019, as compared with 64 per cent of its flights. The biggest difference was on the route Stockholm–Sundsvall, sweden, where 86 per cent of trains were on time against 64 per cent of its flights.

"We've known about this for a few years, and now it's time to dispel the myth of the flight of punctuality in relation to the train," says Britt-Marie Olsson, punktlighetsansvarig of the BENEFITS.

the trains are on time, at no more than a five-minute delay. On the flight, in case of a 15-minute delay. These statistics have been restated to be comparable.

Britt-Marie Olsson, say that the routes chosen are those which seemed most relevant from a customer point of view.

"This is where we like to think that many of our clients are making a trade-off, if they are going to take a train or a plane," she said.

for the Carriers, says he does not know exactly what SJ is counting but I think it's great that the comparison is made.

" This has been a problem in that there have not been comparable to the numbers of the train and the plane. It would be great if we could get out and jämförelsesätt that we can all agree on.

" I haven't seen the numbers before, but spontaneously, I'm a little surprised to learn that punctuality is of such a low order of both the train and the plane. I do not see any conflict between a train and a plane, but it is important to bear in mind that everyone is working together for a greater on-time performance.

He said that the consequences of the flight delay, possibly, will be less than that of the train.

" of course, We have seen that the entire train had to be set up in the system. It happens rarely with the fly. In addition, as there is often a flight a little bit later, as there is in this case.

" It's probably mostly a problem with the infrastructure at the airport, as the gaps in the gate, or the weather, which is causing it.

as of the punctuality of the flight in general. On average 91,3% of all trains reached their final destination at no more than five minutes behind schedule. This is a significant improvement compared to the previous year, where 88 per cent of trains arrived on time, it shows the official statistics from the traffic analysis.

"In 2019, we see the highest note of the timeliness of the measurements taken in 2013," says Henrik Petterson, statistics of the traffic analysis.

The most significant improvement in the long-fjärrtågen for it. 79 percent of the trains arrived on time compared to 72 per cent in the previous year.

however, It should be borne in mind that in 2018, the year that both the summer and the winter weather made it to the rail with the chaos, the heat, and forest fires.

the train services have continued to increase in Sweden in 2019. For the first time raised more than a million of the train to the station at the end.

"a Little remarkable, is, that we have seen the best punctuality at the same time as rail travel has been an all-time high," says Henrik Pettersson.

< Fjärrtågen accounted for the most significant improvement was the timeliness in 2019. Photo credit: Christian Kruse

this is due either to failure of the infrastructure, and problems with the trains, or from external factors, such as the unauthorized moving of the blankets.

Ann-Sofi Granberg is an assistant general manager for planning and management at the Swedish transport administration. She said that the cooperation of the industry, which began in 2013, has been the key to punctuality has become so much better.

" When we work systematically with preventive measures, and giving priority to the most critical parts of the plant, the results.

Britt-Marie Olsson, punktlighetsansvarig of SJ, holding that it is the cooperation of the industry, which is now beginning to pay off.

" We've got a more robust timetable, engineering works are planned better, and infrastrukturinsatserna is set up where most of the trains. It's the every little helps, " she says.

the Flight was not timeliness, as well as the flight to 2019. Photo: Magnus Hallgren


the rail industry is likely to achieve its overall punktlighetsmål in the order of 95 per cent in 2020, but its representatives are still hopeful for the future.

" at the Beginning of the 2020's will see a very good-looking. It is the only field that is going in the wrong direction, is spårspring. People are moving on and off the tracks, getting a very big impact. Safety always comes first, and we must therefore often stop to all traffic in time, " says Ann-Sofi Granberg in the Swedish transport administration.

Read more: How much do you get back on the train delays.

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