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Worst railway stations in the UK revealed

Steve Hodge

Steve Hodge
Oct 16, 2018

Passengers have faced disruption on more than half of the journeys from Britain’s busiest railway stations, research has found.

New research by Which? has identified the worst disrupted railway stations across the UK.

Manchester Oxford Road was found to perform worst. York, Gatwick Airport and Birmingham New Street were found to have less than 40% of trains arrive on time.

At Manchester Road, 68% of journeys were delayed. This rose to 77% during peak times. Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, the two largest stations in the city, also had a high percentage of delays.

The survey looked at the 10 busiest railway stations in London, as well as the 20 busiest outside the city. The most cancellations happened at London King’s Cross, Manchester Oxford Road, Gatwick Airport and Cambridge.

Robert Nisbet, regional director of the Rail Delivery Group, said the organisation has been improving awareness of compensation, with payouts increasing 80% in the last two years. Nisbet said: "We’re investing billions to ease congestion, reduce delays and minimise disruption."

Transport Expert Christian Wolmar told Love Sport Radio:

‘The state of the railways is not good. There’s problems with the investment program which has gone way over budget; there’s problems with the fares, which are way too expensive; there’s problems with reliability. So, it’s not a great service at the moment.’

Commuters will be hoping that the new investment kicks in soon and begins to relieve the pressure of their daily commute.


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