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P-coded cancellations

Periodic (4-weekly) statistics on resource availability shortage pre-cancellations (i.e. changes to train services caused by non-availability of staff or rolling stock) that are included in a revised timetable, and therefore may not be appearing in operators’ cancellations scores.

Operators have been providing ORR with the number of resource availability shortage “P*-coded” pre-cancellations since railway period 11 (8 January 2023 to 4 February 2023). The factsheet and data table present data for both on the day cancellations and resource availability shortage “P*-coded” pre-cancellations by cause for each operator.

For information on any revisions, please see our Revisions log.

Our statistical practice is regulated by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR).

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk

More passenger rail performance data on punctuality, reliability and causes of delay are available on our passenger rail performance page.

Latest factsheet

Key results

  • Twenty-two out of 24 train operators reported their number of “P*-coded” pre-cancellations in period 2 to ORR. Caledonian Sleeper and Merseyrail did not submit data.
  • Ten operators recorded resource availability shortage “P*-coded” pre-cancellations and all were due to the operator having resource availability shortage (none were due to Network Rail resource availability shortage).

Historical factsheets