Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TransLink Rail On-Time Performance

Last week TransLink released its 2014 Statutory Annual Report. This reports contains a wealth of information on the transportation agency. Over the next week, I’ll be posting some charts and graphs that highlight long-term performance trends.

The on-time performance on the Expo Line and Millennium Line SkyTrain has been top of mind recently due to several high-profile service disruptions last year.

Between 2005 and 2012, SkyTrain on-time performance steadily improved. During 2013 and 2014, on-time performance started to drop. It will be interesting to see if this trend will continue, or if it is just a result of last summer’s two major disruptions.

On-time performance of the West Coast Express, between 2005 and 2014, has been slowly improving. You can see the on-time performance for both West Coast Express and the Expo Line and Millennium SkyTrain lines in the graph below.

On-Time Performance of West Coast Express and Expo/Millennium SkyTrain Lines. Select graph to enlarge.

A SkyTrain is considered on-time if it arrives at its stops within +/- 2 minutes of its scheduled time. For the West Coast Express, the metric is within +/-5 minutes.

You can download historical Statutory Reports on the TransLink website. The Canada Line is not included as TransLink does not provide on-time performance metrics. The Canada Line is a public/private partnership.

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