Bondholder company East Midlands Trains has scooped a top industry award for its punctuality.
At the Golden Whistles, a national award ceremony hosted by Modern Railways and the Institute of Railway Operators, East Midlands Trains won the best "right time" performance for a long-distance train operator. The company saw off competition from other operators, including Virgin Trains.
In 2016, East Midlands Trains ran 70% of its trains to the right time, and 92% of its services within 10 minutes of their scheduled time.
East Midlands Trains has maintained its record as the best performing long-distance train operator in the country for more than seven years.