Train operator c2c has set a new national record for punctuality after nearly 1,500 consecutive trains arrived on time without any delays in the run-up to Christmas.

During the time period the afternoon of Monday December 17 to the morning of Friday December 21, every single c2c train arrived on time.

c2c was also yet again the most punctual train operator in the country last month.

Overall 97.6 per cent of c2c trains arrived on time, which was the best result of the entire year.

c2c managing director Julian Drury said: “Every day our whole team is focused on providing passengers in Essex and east London with a punctual train service. Everyone at c2c is really proud that we’ve set this new UK record for punctuality, and we’re aiming to continue 2019 with the same standard of reliability that we have started the year with.”

Network Rail publishes the Public Performance Measure (PPM) punctuality scores for every train operator at: