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SHEFFIELD to London rail firm East Midlands Trains continues to be the UK’s most punctual train operator, according to Network Rail performance figures.

The statistics, covering the four weeks ending January 7, 2012, show East Midlands Trains recorded a punctuality figure of 92.5 per cent.

East Midlands Trains managing director David Horne said: “These results are great news for our passengers and they reflect the hard work of our employees in delivering a reliable railway.

“However, we know that there is always room to improve, and we appreciate that any disruption, no matter how small, has an impact on our customers.

“We will therefore continue to work hard, in partnership with Network Rail, to deliver an even better service for our passengers.”

East Midlands Trains has been the UK’s most punctual long distance train operator since December 2008.