Manchester train station named worst in country for commuters - full list including Birmingham and Gatwick
The full list of the worst commuter stations puts the Manchester station out on top.
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A Manchester train station has been named the worst in the UK for commuters. The results come from a survey carried out on office workers by TonerGiant.
Manchester Oxford Road came out on top as the worst station in the Uk for commuters. According to the survey, only 35% of trains arrive on time at the station, meaning 65% were either delayed or cancelled.
The research shows that trains at Manchester Oxford Road were most commonly delayed for 1-2 minutes, 21% of the time, and 11% of trains are cancelled. The survey also shows interesting results in terms of the geography of the stations.
80% of the worst train stations for delays and cancellations are situated in the north of England, and three of these are in Yorkshire. This is further evidence of the argument of a north-south divide in railway reliability.
Stuart Deavall from TonerGiant, said: “The pandemic has meant that Brits have become accustomed, and many have welcomed working from home. It’s convenient, economical and workers are still able to have all of the equipment they need, such as printing facilities, from the comfort of their own home.
"But over anything, commuting means an increased difficulty getting to and from work, especially when the UK’s transport links have been known to disrupt journeys. Due to the fact that on average, 46% of the train journeys we looked at were delayed or cancelled, it’s no wonder that Brits are opting for the ‘stay at home’ lifestyle.”
Full list of worst UK stations for commuters
1- Manchester Oxford Road- 65%
2- Wolverhampton- 62%
3- Leicester- 62%
4- Huddersfield- 60%
5- York- 60%
6- Milton Keynes Central- 59%
7- Birmingham New Street- 59%
8- Coventry- 58%
9- Gatwick Airport- 55%
10- Crewe- 54%