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    In a hurry? These are the best & worst UK train stations for punctuality

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    While the UK might have one of the biggest and most complex rail networks in Europe, it’s by no means the most efficient. Not a day goes by where at least one train isn’t delayed: and if you’re in London, it’s more like four or five minimum.

    But which UK train station is the worst station for commuter delays? A new report by The Compensation Experts, listing the top stations you should aim to avoid (if possible) during your daily commute.

    The Train Stations with the Most Train Delays

    Unsurprisingly, the worst UK station for delays and cancellations is in London. If you want a quick commute, you should aim to avoid using City Thameslink at all costs. On average, an absolutely staggering 67% of all trains that pass through City Thameslink are delayed between 4pm and 6m, with 66% being delayed between 7am and 9amm.

    See the 10 worst stations for train delays below:

    Rank Station 7am – 9am On Time 7am – 9am Late 4pm – 5pm On Time 4pm – 6pm Late 7am – 9am Cancelled 4pm – 6pm Cancelled Total Index
    1 City Thameslink 29.50% 66.0% 28.5% 67.0% 4.5% 4.5% 1.058
    2 Willesden Junction 56.50% 37.5% 58.5% 32.0% 6.0% 9.5% 1.479
    3 Birmingham Snow Hill 73.50% 22.0% 51% 38.0% 4.5% 11.0% 1.692
    4 East Croydon 56.50% 39.5% 41.5% 54.5% 4.0% 4.0% 1.822
    5 Coventry 50.50% 47.5% 37% 58.5% 2.0% 4.5% 1.842
    6 Birmingham Moor Street 70% 26.5% 54.5% 37.0% 3.5% 8.5% 1.997
    7 Milton Keynes Central 51.50% 46.0% 50.5% 45.0% 2.5% 4.5% 2.035
    8 St Albans City 57 39.0% 53% 43.5% 4.0% 3.5% 2.066
    9 Shepherd’s Bush 72 20.0% 71% 24.5% 8.0% 4.5% 2.084
    10 Gatwick Airport 63.5 32.0% 58.5% 36.5% 4.5% 5.0% 2.100

    The Train Stations with the Least Amount of Train Delays

    Given the fact that many of the worst stations for delays sit in and around the London area, you might be surprised to find out that London Fenchurch Street holds the number one position. Across the entire 2019-2020 year, only 5% of their morning and 11.5% of their evening commute trains were delayed. But even better than that, only 1% and 1.5% of their trains were actually cancelled across the year.

    Other notable stations for good service include Ilford, London Liverpool Street, London Marylebone, and Romford, which just goes to show how wide an experience commuters receive in and around the capital.

    See the top 10 stations for the least amount of train delays below:

    Rank Station 7am – 9am Late 4pm – 5pm On Time 4pm – 6pm Late 7am – 9am Cancelled 4pm – 6pm Cancelled Total Index
    1 London Fenchurch Street 5.0% 87 11.5% 1.0% 1.5% 3.762
    2 Ilford 12.0% 89 9.5% 1.0% 1.5% 3.682
    3 London Liverpool Street 8.5% 87 11.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.668
    4 London Marylebone 6.0% 81.5 17.0% 1.0% 1.5% 3.650
    5 Romford 13.5% 83.5 15.5% 1.0% 1.0% 3.599
    6 Upminster 16.5% 81 18.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.506
    7 Barking 18.0% 84 14.5% 1.0% 1.5% 3.497
    8 West Ham 16.5% 79 19.5% 1.0% 1.5% 3.435
    9 Chelmsford 18.0% 77.5 21.5% 1.0% 1.0% 3.421
    10 Stansted Airport 13.0% 85.5 12.0% 2.0% 2.5% 3.398

    For full data, see: https://the-compensation-experts.co.uk/news/worst-uk-stations-for-commuter-delays/

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